[Photo by: Vero]

Have you heard of Vero? It's the new app luring artists and social media users away from Instagram.

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Vero has a chronological feed that allows you to see everything. It isn't decided by an algorithm, so companies can't pay to boost posts, and you won't miss any of your friends' images.

It aims to let its users post things they like—movies, TV, music, books, places, photos, links, etc.—and make them easier to share, enjoy and discover.

“Vero is a social network for anyone who loves anything enough to share it—and wants control over who they share it with,” Vero's website reads. “Just like we do in real life.”

The app is attempting to set itself in the opposite direction as other social media sites such as Facebook that are becoming advertising heavy and using your likes to show you ads to click.

Unfortunately, due to the high traffic of new users, the app is having trouble keeping up. Some problems have already arisen, including problems with signing up and posting, but Vero knows about the issues and is working hard to fix them.

“Due to very large traffic, we're experiencing intermittent technical issues,” Vero posted. “We're working to resolve them as soon as possible.”

Also, if you're looking to sign up, you'll want to do it quickly. The first one million users to sign up will receive free accounts, but the company has been very transparent about the fact that it will eventually charge people.

“We made our business model subscription-based,” a 'Manifesto' on the company's website reads, “making our users our customers, not advertisers.”

In the meantime, the company is happy to have so many new users:

“We're so excited to welcome so many new users as part of our first million who get Vero free for life!” Vero posted on Twitter. “We still have room before we hit our first million users.”

Will you be signing up for Vero? Do you enjoy using it more than Instagram? Let us know in the comments!

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