What's New with Visva Tribes

Check out our fresh new look and feel, and take a little tour through tribes!

The Visva team has been hard at work to create the best possible in-app experience for you. Want all the deets? Look no further. We’ll walk you through the updates, so you can get back to vibing, creating, posting, and connecting!

First up, we made the onboarding process for new users a lot easier. We first mentioned this new feature when we talked to Patrick and Ian from the Visva iOS team. They explained that using login services from apps like Facebook or Google leaves users’ information open to sharing with other entities. This is not cool. So we got rid of those login services and added Sign In With Apple (see image above).

Once you sign up with your Apple account, you’ll see a screen title “What do you vibe with?” and a list of our favorite tribes. We think it’s a great way to get started exploring these communities. You can choose the ones you want and tap the Get started button, or you can choose your tribes later!

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If you would rather use your email to sign up, it’s as easy as 1-2-3! First, pick a unique username. Second, enter your email address and strong password. Finally, tap the Create account button and you’re all set! (see Figure 2) You can then fill out your profile or save it for later.

Tribes

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Tribes have an updated look and feel, and now it’s easier than ever to join the communities you really vibe with! When you tap the Tribes icon, you’ll see two tabs. Let’s look at the “Suggested for You” tab first (see Figure 3). This is a list of some of the most popular and trending tribes at the moment. To quickly join, simply tap the + button. You can also click into the tribe to check it out first. If you like what you see, tap the big, yellow button - and you’re in!

You can also discover new tribes through the Explore feed. When someone posts in a tribe, that post will show up in the Explore feed with the tribe highlighted in the chosen vibe color. If you’re not already part of that tribe, you’ll see a blue Join button, which will quickly get you in without leaving your feed.

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Now let’s take a look at the “Your Tribes” tab. It’s a list of all the tribes you created and/or have joined, in alphabetical order. (see Figure 4) The top of the list features the tribes you created, which are designated with a cute little crown icon. You can also play favorites with any tribe by tapping the heart icon - this will move the tribe up to the top of the list.

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Ready to build your own tribe? The “Your Tribes” tab has got you covered! Tap the Create tribe button to get started. You’ll be prompted to name your tribe and create a description. (see Figure 5, left) Next, add a great photo and click Create tribe. Make sure you love your tribe name, because only the description and photo are editable!

When you want to share your tribe with the world, tap the three dots at the top right corner. You’ll see a pop up with sharing options. (see Figure 5, right) So go ahead and share away!

Other updates

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At Visva, we’re all about the Vibes, because we really believe that your Vibe creates your Tribe! We want to make it easy to find content and people you vibe with, so we added a new feature to help you do just that. If you see a post you love in the Explore feed, tap to open it in a new screen. We’ve added a list of suggested posts you might vibe with. (see Figure 6, left) It’s a great way to find new people and maybe even a new tribe!

We also strive to be different from other social media platforms by eliminating followers and reducing the popularity contest vibes that come with follower counts. However, we know you are curious about how some of your posts might resonate with the community - we feel the same about our own posts! If you want to see a quick rundown of the vibes one of your posts has received, just tap the vibe count in the lower left corner. You’ll see a pop up with the breakdown of vibes. (see Figure 6, right)

That’s all we have for you...for now! Stay tuned for more features and updates soon. In the meantime, DM us on the app and let us know how everything is going!