Two ex-employees of WhatsApp have developed a new social media network called HalloApp, which they claim is the first true relationship network.
The app will be devoid of some of the common features people are accustomed to on Facebook and Instagram, and it will also be without ads, bots, followers, algorithms, influencers, or photo filters, and no misinformation spreading like wildfire, according to the official blog post, Likening social media to be the cigarette of the 21st century, the blog post notes that the more they inhale, the more “sick” they get.
The app provides end-to-end encryption and needs your phone number to sign up. After you sign up, you can contact other people on the app through your phone’s contact list. The app makers claim that HalloApp will not collect, store or use your personal information, and they add in the blog post that they have no idea. About where you live, what you do at work, or how likely you are to consume a certain type of content.
HalloApp may charge you in the future for some additional features, and the app is now available on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.