VERO - True Social 17+

Social without Ads

Vero Labs Inc

    • 4.1 • 1.4K Ratings
    • Free



Ad-free, Algorithm-free Social.

From design to functionality, we’re redefining what a social network should be - delivering a better, truer social experience for everybody.
VERO is optimized for connection, not addiction, putting you in total control.

Free for a limited time: join as a Founding Member now and your subscription is free for life.

What’s New

Version 2.2.4

Hi! If you’re about to join us, then welcome to VERO. If you’re already a Member, we’re incredibly thankful for your support in building for better social.

Squashing bugs and stability improvements is the reason for this particular update.

See you back here shortly!

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Needle And Groove ,

Instagram’s Replacement FINALLY!!

As a photographer, Instagram has basically become a dead platform so I’ve been searching for an app that I can replace the dreaded and terrible Instagram with. Ironically enough, I heard about VERO from a facebook group member and decided to give it a try. Overall I like the platform much better than IG. It has a sleek layout and design and simple enough functions. I like it for all the ways it’s NOT Instagram. Most notably no ads and NO ALGORITHMS!!! God that is so refreshing you have no idea. I also like that it doesn’t make you crop your image and how there are no stupid “stories”, reels, or shopping function. This platform seems to be much more photo centric if you want it to be that, but it offers so much more than just that. It’s got a great communities for just about any interest you can imagine. All that being said, I think it can use just a couple improvements. One, I think it’s weird that you can’t change your handle name. You’re basically stuck with the one you choose when you sign up. Two, when you edit a post, you can’t change the location. I accidentally selected the wrong location but couldn't change it once it posted. Not a huge thing but it would be nice to edit that kind of thing. I’m looking forward to exploring more of this app has to offer and what it can do for my photography.

Developer Response ,

Hi there,
Thank you for your comments.
We can change the handle for you, just send us a message from in-app requesting that.
We are looking at increasing our post editing capabilities so submitting a design request in-app gets you a notification when we update.
Thank you, Thomas, VERO support.

HelloElliot ,

Potential to replace IG, but needs some tweaks.

Just recently downloaded VERO — I like the concept and different functions it offers like recommending movies/TV shows and lack of ads which I hope they never change.

However, the layout needs to more be immersive and formatting needs to change. Get rid of the borders on posts in the feed when you’re scrolling so that they go to the edge of the screen. I like the ability to click on a photo/video to have it full screen or landscape with black borders to get a cinematic effect, but not having the post as large as the feed will allow kind of takes away from the experience. Also, reduce sizes of the content in the other borders like the very top menu and the size of the border that has the name of the poster. It doesn’t need to be that big and sacrifices space that could be going toward the actual photo/video/etc. Same goes for the comments text sizing and spacing — too much valuable space being wasted.

Would also like end to end encryption for chats.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thank you for your review. Please send your design request suggestions through the VERO app? To do so, go to: (1) Profile, Swipe right (2) Settings (3) Help and support (4) Contact Support (5) Choose feature request from the drop down list. Once we receive your request we will pass it on to our team. Regards Charmaine. VERO Support

nlwirth ,


VERO is both an app and a community. As an app it solves so many of the problems with most other social platforms by giving its users full control over what they wish to see. You can post photographs, videos, links to movies, places, songs, and books, or a link to anything you wish. Users can then filter exactly what they wish to see and whom they wish to see. There is no algorithm predicting what you might wish to see.

I especially love how well the app showcases the images so that you can see every image as the creator intended (I also love using the desktop app so that I can see a large view in my computer and really take in the whole experience of the image). There are no distracting ads. None.

As a community— VERO truly shines. It has been a long time since I was part of a truly thriving community of creators eager to share and experience their work and the work of those they admire. I find myself looking forward to opening the app so that I can enjoy the work of the many talented photographers I follow and share my appreciation and take part in a dialog. When the Internet first began finding its way into the homes of many people on this planet, there was a feeling it would connect us. The VERO app facilitates that promise and the community manifests it.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us your 5 star review. We at VERO really appreciate your feedback and kind words. If you have any suggestions of features that you might like to see become available, let us know and email them to us at Regards, Mary. VERO Support

App Privacy

The developer, Vero Labs Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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