While 2020 was about social distancing and at home, it was a controversial app that promoted secret private parties during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, the iOS app was removed from the App Store this week.
“Vybe Together” was recently launched as a new way to let people promote secret parties that should not happen during the pandemic. “Pass on your rebel. Get your party on, ”said the app website – which was also taken down.
The idea of the app was to offer a platform where users could organize underground parties and market them to anyone who wanted to participate. Those who were approved to attend the party received the address two hours before the event.
As reported by The Vergethe app was suddenly removed from the App Store and its official TikTok account was also banned. In some regions it is considered illegal to have a party with a reasonable number of people due to the current circumstances of the COVID-1
The Verge managed to talk to Albin, one of the founders of Vybe Together. Albin said that the app had a few thousand users, and that interest in the app grew after some demo videos were shared on TikTok. To access the app, users had to share their Instagram profiles to prove that they were not spying on the events to report them.
It is unclear whether the app has contributed much to unauthorized events since its launch. According to the report, the Vybe Together app had only 25 ratings in the App Store before it was removed, while the Instagram account had about a thousand followers. Vybe Together’s Instagram profile was also banned today, so it looks like the app is gone for good.
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