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The Next Facebook (or better)? Welcome to Vero.

Due to constant algorithm changes, ads, and even fake news, people are beginning to get fed up with social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram. That’s why Lebanese billionaire Ayman Hariri has seen such great success with his creation, Vero, meaning truth, which was co-founded in 2015. The app has been downloaded so much lately that it’s been experiencing technical issues.

“We created a social network that lets you be yourself. Hence the name Vero. Meaning truth,” states the manifesto. “The greatest social network is the one that already exists between people. Vero’s mission is to make it available online.”

Rather than categorizing the people you interact with online as just “friends” or “followers”, Vero’s platform allows its users to share different things with different people, offering tailored friend lists – with categories such as close friends, friends, acquaintances and followers – each with different security settings – so you can share every part of yourself without having the guilt or fear that Grandma is seeing everything.

The catch? The app is free to download, however users will have to pay an annual subscription fee. Luckily, the lifetime free access offer has been extended due to technical difficulties.

Will this new social media platform truly remain authentic? Time will tell.

This article was excerpted from What is Vero? Social media app to rival Facebook and Instagram is topping charts.

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