Have you heard of Vero yet? The new Social Media app is topping charts looking to rival Facebook and Instagram

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What’s Vero?

A social media app created years ago is increasing in popularity after promising it’s users that it won’t make the same mistakes as Facebook and Instagram.

Vero was co-founded in 2015 by Lebanese billionaire Ayman Hariri, and has a “manifesto” that seems to be resonating with users amid algorithm changes on other social networks.

The app, which is available on iPhones and Androids, has been so widely downloaded around the world in recent days that it’s led to technical issues.

What’s different about Vero?

Vero has made a long list of promises to lure more users, the most notable being that it will stay ad-free, with no data mining, and won’t change things drastically with constant algorithm changes. That means posts will show up in chronological order, and some content won’t be preferred over others.

It also offers tailored friends lists — with categories such as close friends, friends, acquaintances and followers — each with different security settings. Thank god!

What’s the catch?

Without ads how does this network keep running? A subscription fee.

While the app is free to download, users will have to pay an annual fee to stay connected. The first million users, however, will have free accounts for now.’ However whilst researching this post we’ve found below that VERO have decided to extend past the one millions users! grab your account now whilst you can!


Our conclusion

Are you over the algorithms and updates from the other service providers? Perhaps you’re sick of seeing Justin Bieber photo’s in your Twitter feed? Perhaps you’re worried that social media sites are listening in on you and tailoring ads to you?

Or perhaps you’re totally content with the constant scroll of meme photos on your Facebook feed?

We us, the biggest selling point early is that there are no ads and that the feed is in chronological order.


On A Hype Team