12 New Social Media for teens 2023
Nowadays, more than 95% of youth have access to a number of social media apps in the US.
Teens tend to hide their genuine face on social media, they prefer to stay anonymous when they interact, or they tend to engage in the community to make friends or share their hobbies.
In this article, I will introduce 10 social media apps for to watch.
1. weCall app: FaceTime Meets BeReal
2. REALITY-Avatar Live social media
3. PearPop: Social media for tiktok creators
4. Caffeine: Live streaming
5. Yubo: Social media for teens
6. Poparazzi: Paparazzi app for teens
7. Locket: Photo-sharing widget
8. Amino: anime social media
9. BeReal: Camera-only photo-sharing social media
10. F3: QA based social media
11. Made with friends: Mention based social media
12. Lemon8: Like Instagram
1. weCall: Front & Back Video Call
What is weCall
FaceTime Meets BeReal
weCall is dedicated to fostering genuine connections between friends rather than encouraging a race for followers.
What you can do on weCall is to have a green screen call and cherish your friendship.
With weCall, you can feel like you're in the same place as your friends, even if you're miles apart.
Sounds like VR but weCall is just an app. Unlike other VR chat apps, you don't need a headset to use weCall - all you need is an iPhone and the weCall app.
It's so immersive, it's like FaceTime meets Green Screen!
You can download the app for free from the Apple Store. Give it a try and see how it feels to be virtually together.
weCall is about being yourself
weCall is not just a video call but being yourself. weCall is encouraging people to be themselves instead of chasing number of followers or likes.
weCall does not have any features to manipulate you or make you feel fomo, just being yourself.
What you can do on weCall?
Watch movies and sports
One of the interesting thing you can do on weCall is watching some of exciting scene of sports or movies together.
You can upload some of the moment of sports, watch together, react or talk about it, and even you can record to share on other social.
Share memories and cherish friendship
You can just upload your daily life, old memories which reminiscence good time with your friends!
What is Lemon8
Basically it is almost the same as Instagram but it is used among teens and most likely who loves cosmetics, travel, makeup etc.
Instagram Competitor from China with better creation
Lemon8 is a super handy online tool that lets you create awesome designs without needing to be a design guru. With Lemon8, you can easily create eye-catching graphics for your social media posts, website banners, flyers, business cards, and more.
The best part is that Lemon8 has loads of pre-made templates that you can customize to your liking, so you don't need to start from scratch. You can also upload your own photos and logos to make your designs truly unique. Plus, Lemon8's drag-and-drop interface is super user-friendly, so you don't need any special skills to make something look amazing.
3. REALITY: VTuber social media for teens
What is REALITY?
REALITY is live streaming app for vtubers to broadcast and make money, those vtubers can interact with their fans and get paid animations and other gifts.
REALITY also allows you to create your own avatar. While not as robust as VRoid when it comes to customization, you can still create a decent-looking model.
REALITY is teen social media for anime or game fans
Most of the REALITY users are anime fans, game fans or vtuber fans to broadcast and make money as well. You can watch those broadcasts, create avatars and broadcast by own your avatar as well.
4. PearPop: New social media for tiktok influencers
What is PearPop?
PearPop is a new social media for tiktok influencer fans to ask collaboration with Tiktok influencers. On Pearpop, you can bid for shared screen time with your favorite TikTok influencers.
PearPop is a new social media with NFTs
PearPop has function to sell NFTs for influencer's social media post, it is called PearProof.
By PearProof, users can make money through activities on social media. Pearproof utilizes a tiered system that alets these NFTs to grow the value of them.
5. Caffeine: Social media for live events
What is Caffeine
Caffeine is a new social media for people who love to watch live stream, more likely to be live streaming events.
Not only just hop on to watch the events but also you can also host a show as well.
Watch rap battle on Caffeine
What makes caffeine unique is about rap battle. There are several live streaming events on caffeine but the most interesting events on caffeine is rap battle.
If you love those rap battles, you can join and watch them.
6. Yubo: New social media for video chat and dating
Yubo is and app to have live chat and meet new people to date with. It became viral because of controversy of being “Tinder for teens”, Yubo allows peoiple to swipe-to-match with like-minded people which imitates the tinder or bumble.
There are so many incidents and creeps reported.
Live Streaming social media app
Yubo is renowned for its live-streaming capabilities. With live-streaming, you can have up to ten people participating with you, and the number of viewers is infinite. Streamers can only join if they receive an invitation from the host or member hosting the live stream.
7. Poparazzi: New social media to be paparazzi (Close)
What is Poparazzi
Poparazzi is a new social media which make you paparazzi of your friends, so you will take photos of your friends and tag on poparazzi. Most of the content is about embarrassing moment of your friends or your unknow moment captured by your friends.
Anti-Instagram Social Media
Poparazzi explains themselves as anti-Instagram likewise weCall app, rebelling against today’s social feeds filled with edited photos, too many selfies and “seemingly effortless perfection.” as I explained body images issues on Instagram.
People’s real lives are made up of many unperfected moments that are worthy of being captured and shared, too.
Sadly it gets shut down.
8. Locket: Photo-sharing widgets social media
What is Locket
Unlike other social networks where you can find countless friends, Locket is more intimate. You can only add up to five friends on this app. According to Moss, social apps that allow you to share with many people are great, but they also limit what you share.
9. Amino: Social media for anime communities
What is Amino
is a nerd social media, it is difficult to understand how to use but I love it. You can co-watch some of anime together with strangers. Amino has bunch of communities around anime and you can discover likeminded fandom, and chat with them.
Amino is for teen anime lovers
Since user interface of amino is so complicated, there are less older generations, that makes amino be a safer space.
10. Bereal: No-filter Social media
What is Bereal?
Bereal is a social media notifying you at a random moment every day to take a photo within 2 minutes, meaning that you cannot edit or filter photos but you can only post photos from camera at the moment you got notified.
Bereal is for genuine
Likewise Poparazzi, Bereal is trying to build genuine and less toxic social media for teens.
On Instagram, Body image issues are real, which many of teens develop eating disorder.
So Bereal is one of the social media app to make it less toxic and better for mental health.
11. F3: QA social media for teens
F3 is also brand-new app to find friends and stay in touch likewise weCall app. But F3 is an annoymous QA social media for teenagers. This is very unique and fun!
F3 is story style Q&A app for teens
F3 is a social app to make annonymous questions and messages in a tiktok style. You can either ask or answer questions by text or videos like story style on Instagram.
Use it when you are bored
The typical user is a (bored) teenager, with the user base being reported as 65% female and 60% Europe / 20% LatAm / 20% Rest of World at this point. (They’re not breaking out any active user metrics but claim 80% of users have been on the app for more than three months at this point.)
12. Made with friends: Mention based social media
Made with Friends looks like Twitter, and the system itself resembles Poparazzi app, but what is different from Poparazzi is tagging with questions.
Tag your friends
You can tag them with phrases, for example, "@YourFriend often dreams of losing a basketball game."
As you tag your friend's personality and what your friend is likely to be like, the post will be added to his/her timeline.
"Your friends know you more than you do". This phrase fits Made with Friends.
Social media for teens 2023
Those apps are recently emerging, you need to keep watching them! Trend is coming from teens! See the next trend in 2023 from here!
1. weCall app: Experience Together 2. REALITY-Avatar Live social media 3. PearPop: Social media for tiktok creators 4. Caffeine: Live streaming 5. Yubo: Social media for teens 6. Poparazzi: Paparazzi app for teens 7. Locket: Photo-sharing widget 8. Amino: anime social media 9. BeReal: Camera-only photo-sharing social media 10. F3: QA based social media 11. Made with friends: Mention based social media 12. Lemon8: New Social Media for GenZ