Finally chronological order news feed unlike FB who picks what you see first
I signed up for MeWe about a week ago. I have family and friends whom I want to invite but I want to know everything about this site before I add others. I love the way the news feed stays in chronological order. You have a choice to have the latest posts on top or the most recent comments on a post on top. Facebook won’t even show you some of your friends posts so I miss important post on Facebook. The privacy is so welcome! You do have to activate a setting if you don’t want strangers asking to be your friends. I wish this was automatic. I think they were group members from a travel group I joined. But I do not want strangers for friends. I was tempted to leave the group but after I found the setting to restrict non contacts it stopped the stranger invites. I still want to know how to start a private group. I want to set up a family group. We have one on Facebook but people are leaving Facebook like crazy and I want to have a new platform ready where they don’t have to worry about privacy, security and unencrypted passwords. You can see more settings on a browser the you can on the app. The font is definitely too small.
Bland and now greedy
By Natimus the Robot guy
So let me get this off my chest here...MeWe isn’t really that great of a social media platform. It tries to act more like a business website, connecting people through phone numbers and such. And really it just seems a little bland. Many topics that are brought here are too typical and one sided. On top of that nobody really uses it, so of course there’s gonna be a lack of content(this is just personal experience by the way, but I wouldn’t be surprised if anybody was having the same problem). And now the most recent update ruined what it was trying to really be. Apparently the entire first year it had been out it was in its “beta” phase, where practically everything was free. Publishing pages were free. Now, they want your money. I’m sorry, but it shouldn’t take a year for a beta phase. What really is happening is MeWe is getting greedy. They’re now realizing that nobody is using their platform because of how boring and lackluster it is. There’s really nothing exciting about it anymore. Honestly I thought this would he a suitable replacement for Google Plus. Now, it’s just as bad. I’ll give it three stars just because I want to be nice and I did have fun when MeWe first came out. But with each and every update it just got more bland. Really I should give it one or two stars. Will be deleting after I post this.
Well Made App with Good Intentions!
I very much adore this app, down to the sleek design, pages and private groups, it reminds me of another competitor, but much better! Best of all, there’s privacy, practically no ads, and no in-app purchases!
I only ask more features are added to Pages in the relative future such as being able to add moderators to your page, along with adding moderator actions such as deleting inappropriate content, kicking those from the page, ect. I’d also like to see a sort of group chat for each page in which members in a page can make group chats, such as for art, roleplaying, and discussion.
I have faith in this app, a faith that this app does not sell our private information, doesn’t add constant ads that become spammy, and keeps to its word. Only a year into production and you have a great app in your hands, make the best of it. For that, you have my download.
A movement the world needs. #not4sale
By The Truth. Period.
There is plenty of content if you join a group or two. I love that I get to control what I see instead of an algorithm. I love that I am not the product, their service is. Social media censorship has become blatant, far beyond them being able to just blame it on the algorithm or pretending it is just crazy right wing extremists. It is full of people that value freedom. But watch, other social sites and articles will try to brand WeMe as extremist. How do they make money without ads? The same way Netflix does without ads... they charge a small fee. The fees WeMe charge are hardly anything and is worth it to have control. Take back your freedom. Their #not4sale movement should be more of a focus than it is. I think it is brilliant and they should facilitate people doing that hand signal over their eyes on Facebook and Instagram. I set my profile as that. This software is just a Facebook alternative, it is a movement. A movement we all should believe in. Apple should promote this app and the #not4sale movement in any way they can to weaken the power of Facebook.
Finally a Safe home for us roleplayers & writers!
Okay I love this app so much! I finally have a safe place I can write! I use this daily for writing with my friends! We are an aspiring team of screen writers and we get all the practice we need writing scenes and storylines through Roleplay! It’s an amazing app! We can use any name we want for our account so long as we don’t troll! Which we don’t! The gif support, the bold, italics and other features of this app allow us to put even more imagination into our storylines! Finally we can write without the worry that everything we love will be deleted without a warning.
MeWe has become our safe haven! 💜 totally happy to have found this app and the website! I have more active plotlines thanks to the feeling of security than I ever had before!
Just add a feature to give people nicknames, and to turn off the chat emotion reaction notis? (This totally spans my notifications!) And BAM it’s gonna be perfect!
Starting to Vex Me
Have not fixed issues, have offered solutions and they have not been heeded, group chats are the worst so you have to turn them off because otherwise they blow up your feed, I joined groups to be a part of honorable things like exercise and military veterans, and perverts find me to request contacts through these groups. So if it is about privacy, there is no point in having these social groups when there will always be perverts male and supposedly female on them. They claim privacy but if you freely allow people in no one can be trusted anyway because it seems they don't have any way of screening accounts.
Major issues besides perverts: the photos issue I reported multiple times, the Chatrooms, and the auto-notify of you don't choose the "I don't wanna hear anything from strangers in my group" check boxes.
I'm trying really hard to be objective but when I tell developers about the problems and after months they are NOT getting fixed, I get annoyed. More than that. I close my wallet to any donation I wanted to help them with.
A Glitchfest & More
Constant bugs and any lack of innovation. I speculate it used Facebook originally as a base (even though they constantly flame it). Even then, it didn’t try straying away from it to become its own thing properly. Why can’t we switch accounts effortlessly similar to Twitter? Why can’t mobile users not see who reshared their post? Why do you have to PAY for a Dark Mode feature? The log-in page on desktop looks almost like an exact copy of FB.
Chats particularly group chats are buggy almost impossible to send messages it’s moving too fast. Profile pictures switch from one user to another and picture upload sizes are inconsistent. They definitely require more refinement.
Now it’s clear this site is currently a haven for Google+ users such as myself. Unfortunately, it’s differences end at the bold text features. Why not add collections for organization? Or make it possible to link posts? Or once more, make it easier to switch from one account to another (just as the old site). The bold text constantly never works unless you space it first, which not many users are aware of.
I may sound hypocritical when mentioning that they should draw more from G+, but i as well have no qualms with FB or Twitter. Nothing necessarily wrong with extracting their best qualities and fusing them into a promising website with its own unique flare. Inspiration is fine.
Hopefully this is seen. I’m only giving it 2 stars as it does have potential to be something great.
So much better than Facebook
It’s basically just like Facebook, but much cleaner both aesthetically and ethically. No advertisements, no algorithms manipulating what you see, no data mining, and a strong commitment to privacy. You are not the product which I appreciate. It makes its money by offering certain features at low-cost. Well her personal page or while or whatever you call it is free, a business page cost $2.50 Per month. Business page post don’t need to be boosted because they are shown to everyone who signs up to see your business page, unlike Facebook which hides your posts unless you pay extra to boost them. I’ve only been on MeWe for a week and I love it. We just need to put real effort into filling it with content an encouraging her friends to move over and do the same so that it has a chance of survival
Better Than Facebook At The Core
MeWe is a solid social media site and is at it’s core far better than Facebook.
The core of MeWe is the fact that all the groups, chats, and personal contact activity are kept separate and yet, in their parts, together.
So in a group, or in a personal de facto contact, you have a private chat and private posting board. But none of your personal contacts can figure out what groups you’re in. Additionally, in formal groups, you can have private chats and never need to become formal contacts or see each other's profile.
All these structures allow for people to operate online and not be targeted for their ideological differences. That’s a big plus, given the lynch mob mentality of lots of folks online these days.
However, there is plenty of room for improvement. For example, when we post links, the preview image doesn’t display. Video of any reasonable size can’t yet be uploaded. Live video so far doesn’t exist.
Also, as of now it is unclear what the revenue model is, since the site is advertisement free. My guess is that they will need to produce a premium feature model to continue growing, which is to be expected.
I don’t use Facebook much anymore because they have clearly demonstrated they are not ideologically and politically neutral.
The way social media should be
It took me a little of trial and error to figure out how to use the platform/app, but I am very happy with it. I wish more of my friends were on it already, but I found groups that share my hobbies and interests and have found them to be very fun. I will keep posting my content and using the platform waiting for others I know to join.
The only thing I had an issue with so far is one of my contacts was on MeWe and I wanted to block them. I accidentally sent them a request to connect when I was trying to figure out how to block them. But I figured out how to do what I was trying to do- I wish I could determine in advance from my contact list who I would like to block before they even join MeWe, but it seems you can only block someone after they join.