New African social media app takes aim at Facebook, Instagram

New African social media app takes aim at Facebook, Instagram

MY! (My Country My World), a new social media app for Africa is on schedule for launch in May 2021. The mobile app is set to offer users on the continent an opportunity to bring their country and world to each other.

According to a statement to the media, MY! presents a social media platform where users especially from developing economies can tell their story their own way and own the platform.

The app, which was developed and founded by African immigrants from Liberia and Sierra Leone, who are now based in Minnesota is set to take on Facebook and Instagram.

Commenting on the anticipated launch of MY! Social media platform, Samuel Zean Jr, Co- founder of MY! said, “Having developed the app over a period of two years, with a series of tests, we are now confident that the app is ready to be released to the world.”

“Majority of Africans complain of how African nations are portrayed by the western countries on both traditional media and digital media. The MY! app is developed by Africans for Africans to help change this narrative. Whereby, everyone is given a chance to tell their story their way,” added Zean.

MY!, is an inclusive social media platform that appeals to all age groups. The app provides unmatched user experience, engagement, interaction and entertainment. It features a user friendly interface and easy navigation, says the statement.

The App also enables users to share content effortlessly, by providing feedback and updating a post status. It simplifies the collaboration between users and gives them the full visibility of content created.

Furthermore, the app gives users the opportunity to retain the rights of authentication for their work.

MY! also allows its users to maximize their creativity to the maximum and rewards them for every uploaded post shared. The app enables users to represent their country by showcasing an individual’s country’s unique attraction sites, features, wildlife, culture, cuisine, art, skills, talent, stories, business hustle, history and so much more.

MY! will officially launch on May 10th, 2021 and will be readily available on Google Play and Apple Store.