What is Need to Make a Social Media App?

YEREVAN, Armenia - April 7, 2022 - PRLog -- Social media is an integral part of our daily internet usage. Facebook, YouTube, and WhatsApp are the most popular social media sites worldwide, each with over two billion active users. According to Statista, social networking sites are estimated to reach 3.96 billion users in 2022.

How to Create a Social Media App

Here is a list of steps you should follow to make a new social media app:

1.     Define the main goal of making a social media app/the target audience of potential users
2.     Describe features for social media app development
3.     Find and hire a capable team of software developers
4.     Finalize the product concept and technical specifications
5.     Design, develop, and test an MVP
6.     After the deployment, collect feedback from users to improve your app

Types of Social Media Apps
  • Social network apps: These apps are best for connecting and sharing information with people online (e.g. Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook).
  • Media sharing networks: These are social apps that allow you to share all kinds of media files (photos, videos, GIFs, etc). Platforms such as Youtube, Vimeo, and Tiktok are good examples of this.
  • Community and discussion forums: These apps are used for asking and answering questions, and sharing experiences, insights, and tips (e.g. Quora and Reddit).
  • Blogging and publishing platforms: These social media platforms allow users to create blogs and publish their content with millions of viewers. Examples include Tumblr and Medium.
  • Consumer review networks: With these apps, customers can review the latest product in the market and write down their opinion (e.g. Yelp and Trustpilot).
  • Content curation networks: In these apps, you can share, discover new content, and save it (e.g. Pinterest and Flipboard)

Related Reading

How to Make a Social Media App (https://addevice.io/blog/how-to-make-a-social-media-app/)

Must-Have Features of Social Media Apps

As you can see, there are many types of social media apps. While each type is defined by specific features, there are basic features any social media app should have:
  • Quick login
  • Customizable profile
  • News feed
  • Content sharing
  • Live video streaming
  • Follow or send friend requests
  • Push notifications
  • Search functionality
  • Chat/messaging
  • File uploads
  • Groups and subgroups
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