This Indian employee quit his job at WhatsApp and created the Hello app to compete with Facebook!


Neeraj Aurora, former global business head of WhatsApp, has created a new app called Hello App, which serves as an ad-free, private social network. The application has been identified as a “real-relationship network” that allows users to interact with their contacts in real-life. Aurora has created the Hello app in collaboration with her former WhatsApp colleague Michael Donhue. Among the early employees of the instant messaging app that Facebook bought in 2014 were both Aurora and Donhue. Interestingly, the Hallo app has many features that make it a close competitor not only to WhatsApp, but also to Facebook.

Aurora has launched the Hello app on Twitter Announcement That’s what they call traditional social media platforms [Facebook] In contrast, their app does not come with any ads, bots, likes and followers and only asks you to come online to your real friends.

HelloApp requests access to your phone address book to connect you with people available on your network. However, the agency On the blog Aurora has made it clear that the platform does not collect, store or use personal information of its users. He further stressed that the chats of this app will be encrypted from end to end.

Unlike Facebook and other similar social media platforms, the Hello app does not use algorithms. It doesn’t even show ads. However, Aurora said it plans to bring a membership-based model to provide additional features in the future.

Hello Apple’s App Store And Google Play Store Available for download via However, it currently does not have web access like Facebook and WhatsApp.

The experience you get in the Hello app is similar to Facebook and WhatsApp, as it allows users to keep in touch only with close friends and family whose numbers are stored in the phone’s contact book. You can post pictures as individual chat or group chat and status.

Orra And its co-founder Michael Donhu (Former engineering director of WhatsApp) LinkedIn profile shows that the pair launched the Hello app in September 2019.



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