After Instagram was banned in Russia on March 14, that the country is planning to build a homegrown photo-sharing app to compete.
Russia banned Facebook and Instagram after Meta allowed messages encouraging violence against Russian military. Forbidding Ukrainians from “showing their resistance and fury at the invading military forces” was wrong in Meta’s opinion
Russian techies are currently searching for a replacement. The new app will be called Rossgram and will launch on March 28. Features such as crowdsourcing will be introduced to the app.
Alexander Zobov, the initiative’s public relations director, stated on the VKontakte social network: “My partner Kirill Filimonov and our developer group were previously prepared for this turn of events.
Meta is being investigated for being a “extremist organisation” in Russia due to the conflict.
Aside from Rossgram, Russia has recently developed various indigenous applications. As an example, TikTok competitor Yappy was released.
Rossgram’s colour palette and layout appear to be very similar to Instagram, according to a photo published on Vkontakte by Zobov.
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