ASKfm, a global multi-million social network, has launched Anonymous Chats, a new feature requested by 70% of its audience.
“In a couple of years from now millions of people will look back and mark this as the moment when they opened a window of a dark musty room and let in a breeze of fresh crisp air. Because we believe that free, open and safe communication is to us socially what breathing is to us physically. We have designed our Anonymous Chats so that anyone, no matter how socially distanced or connected, no matter how insecure or confident, no matter how talkative or silent, could find someone to communicate with. And while we still don’t see the end of the Pandemic, we believe free, open and safe communication that our Anonymous Chats bring is what we all need like fresh air currently.” – shared by Janis Grivins – CEO of ASKfm.
How Did it All Start?
The social network ASKfm was launched in 2010 and has been growing continuously. Over the years ASKfm has gathered a global audience of 348 million who exchange 600 million questions and answers each month.
The main advantage of ASKfm is anonymity. You can discover new friends by asking them anonymous questions and be discovered by others, or keep your blog, share secrets without revealing your identity.
Since beginning of 2020, the platform has completely renewed its design, introduced an internal currency of ASKfm coins, launched its own market, an influencer rewards program, secret answers, and a long-awaited subscription package.
To add, the feature of secret answers became very popular during the very first week. People could hide interesting and intriguing answers from prying eyes and “sell” them for coins. In other words, they took advantage of sharing their secret with others.
CHATS – WHAT’S THE GOAL BEHIND THIS NEW APPLICATION FEATURE?
Not so long ago, the communication between ASKfm users was based on questions and answers only.
Today, ASKfm developers have added a new and most anticipated feature – Anonymous Chats. This means that the communication becomes faster, deeper and more lifelike. All chats are public, while participants can remain anonymous.
Starting a chat is as simple as it sounds: all you have to do is write your message under the user’s answer. What makes this feature unique is that you can write your message openly or anonymously. The number of participants is unlimited, and everyone who joins the chat will see the full conversation. Thanks to this, you can create an entire conference of hundreds of users, communicate with classes, groups, and entire companies.
What’s more, you can feel safe about the content you receive within the chat feature. All the platform’s rules apply to the new feature; thus, messages that violate these rules will be instantly deleted by the moderation service which monitors ontent safety 24/7.
The next step in developing the social network ASKfm will include “closed chats for two”, where you’ll be able to communicate privately.