What if we build a new type of social network that encourages human interaction and empathy?
What if we prioritize conversation over shouting into the crowd? Choose kindness instead of shallow likes? And, what if we encourage words between people instead of showing images that drive up views?
What if everyone in the community gets the same exact amount of attention?
Would it change how we act toward each other in life? Would that vulnerability result in more love and meaning shared?
We believe it will.
Friended is the opposite of most apps and networks because we care more about our community than margins. We don’t push content that will get lots of views just to drive up ad sales. You see, the thing people in tech don’t like to talk about is that it’s easy to push sensationalized content to get people to debate for hours, all in the effort to get as much of your attention as possible for ad views (aka money). For this reason, at Friended, we’ve had venture capitalists tell us that they can’t fund this type of community.
So what did we do?
We built it anyway.
We chose meaning over money.
It doesn’t matter if you’re introverted or the most extroverted person in the room.. we’ve made it easier to talk to people, to be the most authentic version of yourself and to show others kindness. We create prompts and social games that help you learn more about who you are and prove that the assumptions we make about others are often wrong.
You’ll find yourself openly expressing your feelings and connecting with people in a new way… and discovering how many truly supportive people there are in this world.
The Friended experience is simple…
You create posts that are like journal entries that fill out your profile and are shown to other users; when other people reply to your posts they come in as messages that only you can see… there is no public commenting.
If you aren’t ready to post, just reply to another person’s post that you relate to. Essentially, this is an instant message that forms into a one-on-one chat... from there you can just talk, video chat or play a social game together like the guess me game.
On Friended, you'll always have someone to talk to and you'll discover like-minded people by being your truest self.
So, if you can:
Be real in the face of fear
Be the good you want to see in the world, even if it’s just through a kind message to one person
Hold everyone else in the community accountable for the same
We welcome you with open arms.
Together, we will...
See how much we have in common,
Embrace our different views to help us develop a deeper understanding of one another
Learn that we are not alone in facing challenges
And… be happy.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can make the Friended community even better.
Friended is free to download and use. We also offer an optional Premium subscription package.
– after 7-day free trial a 1-week subscription costs: $4.99*
*Prices are in U.S. dollars, may vary in countries other than the U.S. and are subject to change without notice.
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Minor bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
12+ but have to be 18 to use?
I’m 14 years old and I thought this app would be great to use to get know people, make friends, etc. And on the app store it says 12+ so I was glad to see that I could use (I searched up LGBT because I wanted to meet people in my community and a lot of it was 17+ and/or a dating app.) So, I tried to make an account with my Facebook, took me to a page that said something along the lines of ‘blocked because it is not available to your country, region, or age.’ I thought I was in the right country and region (U.S.A, AL) and on the App Store it says 12+ so, I didn’t know what the issue was. That didn’t deter me though because there was other ways to sign in without using Facebook. I used my Snapchat, put in my birthday (05 birthday is later this year in 2020), and added a photo. When I clicked like a next button, it says your account has been blocked. Again I was confused because I was over 12 years old. It took me back to the log in screen and when I clicked log in with Snapchat again, it said ‘You Must Be 18 years old or older’ I don’t understand why it has said 12+ throughout the app store for it to be for 18 year olds and older. I’m not using this to be like “Don’T doWNloAd ThIs aPP!1!1!1!” I’m not like that. I wanna know why, and if you could fix that so you don’t confuse others.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thanks so much for the feedback! Sorry for the confusion. It appears the App Store was configured incorrectly. Friended is for anyone 18 and up, but we're currently working on a version for your age group. If you'd like, we can let you know when it becomes available.
Better flagging system necessary
I really liked this app I just feel that they should be very thorough with reading peoples messages I was speaking to another female about how men will sometimes message us and how it’s frustrating that people will be like hey show me your boobs and I have been banned for just having a conversation I think it is ridiculous there’s no way for me to contact the support if something comes up and it is flagged as possibly breaking the rules I feelThat they should be banned for a week or get a email saying it has been flagged that way they can review it as a post to completely kicking somebody out of the app it was a really fun app and I really liked it butto that they should be banned for a week or get a email saying it has been flagged that way they can review it as a post to completely kicking somebody out of the app it was a really fun app and I really liked it but being banned for having a conversation just because it had the word boobs in it it’s quite ridiculous and I feel that it should be reviewed immensely
It's cute but doesn't do what I feel like it should.
The idea of the app is great, like a Tinder with substance for friends. The problem is, I think a bunch of guys think that it is Tinder and they missed the substance part. I was hoping that I would create this and be able to connect with people in my area that I actually get to meet up with you in real life. I also thought I might be able to filter it by gender because I don't need more guy friends, I can go to any bar and find some of those. I was really hoping to be able to find female friends that actually have similar interests or something we could bond over. What I found out is that there's no way to filter by area or gender so I'm just getting bombarded with random messages from random guys that I don't know anything about. If I wanted that I would go on Tinder itself. I think a lot of females feel like it's hard to find female friends in this day in age and we are so busy and don't really seem to get out as much, and I feel like this app could help bridge that gap but, the way it's formatted it's not going to do that right now.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for this feedback. We know this is an issue and are working to address it.
- Foundermark, Inc.
- 99.5 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © Foundermark, Inc. 2020
- In-App Purchases
- 10 Post Pack $9.99
- Send Unlimited Photos $0.99
- View Profile Views $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.