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FaceFeed is Selfie-Ranking Social App

Facefeed

A new app for iOS called Facefeed is a social discovery tool based around selfies.

Facefeed is very simple – a user uploads a photo, without having to create a profile, and other users can send you messages, which you reply to.

If this conversation leads to friendship, you can add them to a friends list.

Speaking to Business Insider, creator Ben Cera said:  “This isn’t a dating app. This isn’t OkCupid or Tinder. 

“This is trying to replicate how you would meet someone at a party. You see faces of people (no name, no background info), and you can say ‘hi’ with a smile to anyone you feel looks interesting.”

The app also has a ranking system for its users, which you can improve on and climb the table by interacting and engaging more with the app, and its other users.

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Cera said: “The score represents how socially respected you are.

“It goes up when you talk to someone, and goes up even more when you get a reply or when someone talks to you.”

Cera previously created the friends picture-sharing app Context, and says that Facefeed takes many of the same ideas, but adds a social discovery element to it.

“I began thinking about how people crave talking/meeting new people and how there is a hole in social apps for people to do this on their own time and in a visual messaging format. 

“Currently, people use platforms to talk/meet new people in private chat rooms, where they hide behind a computer screen, or on more social platforms, where the person is represented by their profile picture (which is not the most true, recent version of ourselves). 

“I wanted to build a place where people could just have fun, be themselves and show their most recent face to meet other people in an engaging way.”

Download the app here.

Simon Edmunds

Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.

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