Social media is a place where you can share what’s on your mind, connect with like-minded individuals, and be a part of the community. While platforms like Instagram and Twitter will continue to dominate the social media space, there have been new social media spaces that are making news.
Let’s look at the top social media apps in 2021 so far.
Kanexon is an up-and-coming social media platform with the sole aim of spreading positivity, inspiration, and motivation. It’s a fully moderated platform with zero tolerance for negativity and hate speech. People from across the world are using Kanexon to make social media a less toxic and more welcoming place for everyone.
Unlike traditional social media apps like Facebook and Instagram, Clubhouse is an asynchronous, audio-only platform where speakers can build and connect with their audience. It might seem like a podcast app, but it’s a lot more than that. You can find everyone from celebrities to business owners using this app to communicate with their audiences.
Caffeine, also known as Caffeine.tv, is a mix of Instagram Live and Twitch. It allows you to create live broadcasts and share them with your friends and followers. The viewers can engage with you by responding with comments or giving an emoji reaction.
Additionally, you can stream your computer screen while playing games, making it a worthy alternative to services like Twitch.
Video chats have become the modern-day alternatives to text messages and phone calls. But the standard video calling apps like Zoom and Meet are a bit too simple and boring. While they’re ideal for professional conversations, they may not be that good for friendly chats.
Houseparty is a group-video messaging application that allows you to host video chats with eight users at a time. And to make things more fun and interesting, the app also has stickers, video filters, and other effects that you can use during the live conversation.
5. Pocket Casts
Pocket Casts isn’t essentially a social media app, but it has emerged as one of the most popular podcast platforms out there. And as the number of podcast listeners is on the rise, this app is likely to boom in 2021 and beyond. The latest update comes with a new material design interface that allows you to play podcasts without subscribing. You also get features like episode search and up next syncing for a better podcast listening experience.
Let’s end this list with the front page of the Internet, Reddit. Reddit is a unique social media platform that allows users to create and join communities and share content. It isn’t a new social media app; in fact, it’s one of the oldest social media platforms out there.
While Reddit has been one of the most popular social media platforms over the years, its users have been limited mainly to the US. This is expected to change, as the popularity of Reddit is likely to boom outside the US in the upcoming years.
This was a quick compilation of our favorite apps in 2021. Apart from these, there are hundreds of new apps that are worth trying. Which apps are your favorite and why? Be sure to let us know.