Is Vero Really The New Instagram?


Have you heard of Vero?

If you haven't, best to get on board now, it's amping up to be the next big thing, but we've all heard that before.

Vero claims to be the pure version of Instagram. No ads, just content made easy. Sharing on the app is broken down into categories. Camera, Link, Music, Movie/TV, Book, Place. Vero wants you to share what you love with the people you care about. Think more Facebook and less filters. 

The two best features of Vero seem to be their chronological timeline, which Instagram took away from us (rude), and their share settings.  When you go to share your post, you have four different share options, Close Friends, Friends, Acquaintances or Followers. These settings allow you tailor your content for the people in your life and who's interacting with it. A feature Instagram is lacking. 

Vero is trying to fight what it describes as a “false sense of connection that has left us lonelier than ever” by allowing its users to control who sees what so that “you can behave in a way that is more natural, which we believe ends up being better for you.”

I don't hate that at all.

However, it's not all sunshine and rainbows.

If you want it, sign up now. It looks like after the first million users are added, additional users will have to pay. 

Since they announced their first million deal, their app has been flooded with traffic and has been crashing or causing issues such as inability to post. Yikes. They also seem to have issues with their Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, tweeting that those needed to be updated to clarify.

So will Vero be the new Instagram? No, I highly doubt it. Dethroning a giant would take a lot more than a few new features. Because as well all know, Instagram has no problem stealing from other apps and making the features better. Instagram killed Vine and it's moving in on Snapchat. If any of Vero's features prove effective, Instagram will steal them, improve them and our lives will remain the same.

Here's their 'this is why we're better' video. Watch it. Decide for yourself.


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