During the lockdown, social apps were one of the best options to communicate with our friends or family. Social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram have grown during the pandemic. Most of us used them to find new friends, communicate with our family or for our business. Some newer social networks have also grown in 2020; let’s check out some new social apps that can help you make new friends online.
ZINGR – local social app to make new friends with similar interest
Zingr is a social network built in Lithuania in 2019 and published by Kęstutis Gedaitis. This social app uses hashtags and GPS to connect nearby people with similar interests. ZINGR allows users to share videos, photos, stories with people around you. This application can help you make new friends by the same hobbies. This social network was built on the same software as Instagram or Facebook. ZINGR is a global social network and supports over 85 languages. Designed for iOS and Android, this app can be considered an “Instagram and Twitter hybrid” and can be a great alternative for Facebook or Instagram.
TIKTOK – social network for sharing short videos
If you want to have fun, TikTok is a great app for you. This social network is one of the most popular video platforms in the world. TikTok and its social network were launched in 2016 by a Chinese company and seem to be getting more viral as time goes by. People all over the world love to share videos with filters and spend hours on this social network watching funny videos. This application is ideal to go viral all over the world. Users use the filter to make certain videos, sometimes you can discover viral challenges on this app which is very engaging on this social network.
SIGNAL – encrypted messaging app
We’re sure you’re familiar with WhatsApp or Telegram, but there’s another great relatively new encrypted messaging app that’s been going viral since 2020. This social network has even risen to the top as the most downloaded app on Apple and Google Play Store. – then one of the richest and most interesting personalities, Elon Musk, tweeted on this Twitter account “Use Signal”. This social app was published in 2016 by Signal Technology Foundation and you should try this app if you want to discuss security with your friends or family members.
YUBO – social application for teenagers. Video software to connect “Gen Z”
Snapchat is one of the most popular social networks for teens, but there is another great app like YUBO that teens use as an alternative to “Snap”. Yubo launched by TWELVE APP in 2015, is a French social network that supports 8 languages and is designed for iOS and Android. This new social network allows users to create live video streams with up to 10 friends. This application is popular with teenagers. the average age of users is 14 years old. If you are looking to make new friends and you are over 13, you should give this social network a try.
HOUSEPARTY – app for group video chat
The Houseparty app is another popular “Gen Z” social video app. This social app was launched by Life on Air, Inc. in 2016 and can be downloaded from Apple or Google Play Store. Houseparty app users receive a notification when friends are online and available for group video chat
In 2020, more than 3.6 billion people used social media globally, that’s a huge number that will undoubtedly increase in 2021. Covid-19 has locked us at home, but people are still looking for ways to communicate, to be social. People are looking for a new social network to diversify the routine, connect and meet new people or have fun. Local and video chat apps are booming during the pandemic as people look for safe ways to communicate with family or make new friends online.
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