Here is a list of new and emerging social networks to explore in 2022. There are networks for developing professional relationships, real-time messaging, sharing experiences in audio, and exploring augmented reality. Many of these networks provide ad-free environments with enhanced privacy.
Octi is a new social network that uses augmented reality to connect people in real life. Members can create videos with objects and scenes and earn Octi coins as more people participate. Octi is supported by Live Nation, the global entertainment company.
Clubhouse is a popular social audio app where users can host discussions on any topic. Topics unfold in real time. In the Clubhouse, participants can sit and listen and raise their hands to chime in or host their own rooms. Originally an iOS and invite-only app, Clubhouse launched in 2021 an Android app and finally came out of beta, and it’s open to everyone.
CloutHub is an ad-free social network for empowerment, civic, social, and political participation. Participate in intelligent discussions and debates. View and share content. Join the groups. Get news updates and access valuable resources. Take action to address problems that affect you.
distances It is a new Twitter expansion for live audio conversions. Twitter now offers the ability to host space for all accounts with 600 followers or more. The spaces are for intimate small talks or big discussions with thousands of listeners. Joining the space allows listeners to interact with emojis, check pinned tweets, follow along with captions, tweet or send a message directly to the space, or request to speak.
HalloApp is a new social network application for family, friends and colleagues. The network is ad-free and does not collect or use any personal information. A phone number linking members. Chats are end-to-end encrypted – no one else can read them, not even the HalloApp team.
Polywork is a professional social network in beta with invite-only users to create a free personal web page, share what they plan (both personally and professionally), and send collaboration requests to others. Polywork was founded on the idea that people are more than the labels society has placed on them, such as the job titles and the schools they attend.
Yubo is a live broadcasting social platform targeting Generation Z (i.e. under 30 years old). Start a live video chat with up to 10 friends and invite others to join. Swipe to find like-minded people and discover communities. Yubo has gone through some iterations, but the French social network has gained popularity over the past year thanks to improved integrations with Snapchat and YouTube.
Poparazzi is a photo sharing app where members create social profiles. Members receive a notification when a follower takes a picture of them, and members have full control of removing any picture from their profile. Only members’ followers can post directly to the profile. All other photos appear on the profile only after the approval of the members.
Honk is a new real-time messaging app. No chat history or send button. Users see every message written in real time, missing the pause and the emotion.
MeWe is an ad-free social network with privacy built into its core design. Users own their own content, control interactions, and design their privacy. We do not share or sell information to advertisers or marketers, and there is no targeting. MeWe launched in 2016, but has seen significant gains in members recently due to its focus on privacy and new features like dual-camera videos and MeWe Stories.
Quest is an app with audio clips of career advice. It’s a way for followers to hear from the experts without having to sift through an entire podcast. Experts share knowledge without having to write a blog post.