What Is Vero?

Vero is a social network that's targeting Facebook and Instagram users

The main appeal of the social network Vero, also referred to as Vero–True Social, is its complete lack of advertising and its main feed, which displays posts in the order they published. Vero will eventually require new users to pay a monthly membership fee.

Where Can I Download the Vero App?

The Vero app is available to download for free from Apple's App Store and Google Play. The app's full name is Vero–True Social, and Vero Labs Inc creates it.

The iOS Vero app will only work on an iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 8.0 or later. It does not work on iPads.

The Android version of Vero requires a smartphone or tablet running Android 5.0 or higher.

There is no official Vero app for Windows Phone devices, nor is there one for Mac or Windows computers.

Is There a Vero Website?

Vero is a purely mobile social network and is only accessible via the official iOS and Android smartphone apps. There is an official Vero website, but it is purely a business page for the Vero brand and has no social network functionality.

How to Sign up for Vero

As the Vero social network is not available via a web browser, you will need to create an account via one of the official Vero smartphone apps. Here's how to get started.

  1. Download the official Vero–True Social app from the iTunes Store or Google Play.
  2. Open the Vero app on your smartphone and press the green Sign Up button.
  3. Enter your name and email address. You only get to enter your email address once, so make sure that you type it correctly.
  4. Enter your phone number. Vero needs a mobile telephone number to send a confirmation code to activate your account. This verification is to prevent users from creating multiple accounts.
  5. Vero will now send a four-digit code to the phone number you entered. Once you receive this code, enter it into the Vero app. The app should prompt you to enter this code almost immediately after submitting your phone number.
  6. Vero will now create your account and present you with options to add a profile image and description. You can change these at any time.

How to Delete Your Vero Account

There is no built-in method within the official Vero apps that allow you to delete their account; however, you can do it by sending in a support request and explaining in the message that you want all of your data deleted. Here's how to do it.

  1. Press the profile/face icon from the top menu.
  2. Press the ? symbol in the top-left corner of your profile after it loads.
  3. You will now land on the Vero Support page with a dropdown menu for different departments. Click on it and select Other.
  4. A text field will appear. Type in this field that you wish to close your Vero account and have all data relating to it deleted from the Vero servers.
  5. When you're ready, press the green Submit link in the top-right corner to send your request.

Your Vero account will remain active until Vero Support reads your request and processes it. It can take more than a week for your account to be closed and your data deleted. You cannot reverse account deletion, and Vero can't recover deleted accounts, so make sure that you're entirely certain before sending your request.

How to Follow People on Vero

Following people on Vero works in much the same way as following someone on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. When you follow a Vero account, you will receive all of the public posts that an account has selected to share with their followers in your Vero feed. Here's how.

  1. Open a user's Vero profile by clicking on their avatar or profile picture anywhere from within the app.
  2. Click on the Follow button on their profile. It will look like a pair of binoculars and a plus symbol.

Followers cannot send a direct message (DM) to an account they follow. Only Connections can send DMs to each other on Vero.

Understanding Vero Connections

Friends on Vero are Connections. Connections can send DMs to each other via the Vero app's chat feature, and they also receive each other's posts in their main Vero feed.

There are three different types of Connections: Close Friends (image of a diamond), Friends (3 people), and Acquaintances (a picture of a handshake). All three types of Connections function the same way as the other. Their only real purpose is to help categorize Connections for specific posts—they kind of act as different levels of security for what you publish.

For example, when posting an image on Vero, you can choose to have it made visible only to Connections you have labeled as Close Friends, to Close Friends and Friends, to Close Friends, Friends, and Acquaintances, or all of your Connections and Followers.

When you add someone as a Connection, they can't see how you have labeled them within your account. Likewise, you cannot see if one of your Connections thinks of you as a Close Friend, a Friend, or just an Acquaintance either.

The primary motivator to becoming someone's Connection on Vero is to gain the ability to communicate with them directly via chat. Without becoming a Connection, the only way to interact with other Vero users is by commenting on their posts.

How to Send a Vero Connection Request

  1. On a Vero user's profile, click on the Connect button.
  2. Pressing the Connect button will send a request to that user. They will need to agree to your request before you can become each other's Connection.
  3. After pressing the button, it will change to the Acquaintance handshake icon. Press it to choose what level of Connection you want them to be. They won't be able to see how you have labeled them. This feature is purely for your reference.
  4. Wait. If the recipient agrees to be your Connection, the Vero app will notify you. If a user rejects your request, it gets canceled. You will receive no notification for a rejected Connection request.

The Connection option may not appear on a user's profile if they have disabled Connection requests from strangers in their settings. If this is the case, you will only be able to follow them.

What Are Vero Collections?

Collections on Vero are essentially a way to organize posts made on the social network. No one can create custom Collections. Instead, posts are automatically assigned a Collection based upon their post type.

Posts containing a link to a website are in the Links Collection, posts about songs go into Music, and so forth. The six different Collection types on Vero are Photos/Videos, Links, Music, Movies/TV, Books, and Places.

To sort posts from everyone you follow on Vero into Collections, press the rectangle icon from the Vero app's top menu. To view your posts within the different Collections, open your profile by clicking on the face icon in the top menu and press the My Posts link at the bottom of the screen.

Vero profiles also contain a seventh Collection called, Featured. Users can use this Collection to showcase their favorite posts. To add a post to your Featured Collection, do the following.

  1. Open a post you've already published and press the ellipsis (three dots).
  2. A menu will pop up with the option, Feature on my Profile. Click on it. The post will now be discoverable in your Featured Collection on your profile.

How to Introduce a Vero User

A feature that's unique to Vero is the ability to promote other users on your account. Referred to as introducing someone, promoting a user creates a post on your profile that shows the target user's avatar, name, and a link for your followers to follow him or her. Here's how to promote another user on Vero.

  1. Open your chosen user's profile on the Vero app.
  2. Press the ellipsis in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  3. Click on Introduce user.
  4. A draft of your introduction post will appear. Press on the area that says Say something… to write a short message about the person you're recommending and why you think others should follow them. You can also include some hashtags if you like. No more than 30 hashtags are allowed per post on Vero.
  5. Press the green Next link in the top-right corner. Your introduction will publish on Vero in the app's main feed and on your profile.

How Does Vero Make Money?

Vero does not utilize advertising or sponsored posts like Facebook and Twitter. Instead, it generates revenue by collecting a percentage of sales made by users on the platform and affiliate earnings made by in-app links to movies, TV shows, and songs.

Vero will eventually transition into a paid service that will require new users to pay a monthly subscription fee. Those who create their account before this transition occurs can continue using Vero for free for life.

How Much Is a Vero Membership?

The pricing model for Vero's future paid subscription service has not yet been announced.

Why Do People Use Vero?

People use Vero because of its timeline (or feed) that displays posts chronologically. It's different from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, which implement an algorithm that sorts posts by their determined importance.

While such algorithms may increase overall network engagement, they can frustrate users who don't see all the posts made by friends and companies that they follow. Because Vero shows posts in order, users can scroll through their timeline and read everything posted since they last logged in. 

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