Social media app Vent launched its next generation App for the iPhone, which aims to continue reshaping how we express ourselves and connect with others through its unique social network.
Building on the success of Vent’s first version, the fun and unique app that allows its growing community of users to anonymously vent their negative feelings of frustrations and much more has just received an emotional upgrade — adding an entire new level of expressive features and user connectivity.
Beyond categories of Calm, Irritated, Annoyed, Angry, and Furious that users can select in order to vent to their followers, the next generation’s “Slider Mechanic” further diversifies Vent’s expressions to reach Fear, Surprise, Sadness, Anger, Affection, and Happiness.
As responses that add to existing “favorite” and comment features, users can now choose to HUG, LOL, OMG, WTF other people’s vents for quick and fun comments that add connectivity to the network and create a more interactive community. Users can even get creative by adding a fun a short profile bio.
“We always knew that the possibilities of Vent would be as limitless as the layers of emotions that we experience and want to share everyday. With this in mind we’ve looked towards this new release to give people more expressive outlets and the ability to connect naturally with each other,” says Vent Co-Founder Dean Serroni. “We have shaped the app not only on our ideas but also the feedback from our growing community, which has actively reached out to us with ways of expanding the Vent universe,” he adds.
Furthermore, users have the ability to report inappropriate comments within vents, block unwanted “listeners” (followers) for better privacy control, and interact with a new predictive username system when they look to mention others within vents.
Despite the new features, Turner explains, the new generation still keeps in line with the simple yet effective core idea of allowing users to vent their feelings and get on with their day.
In its current form, the Vent app is one of the most emotionally effective and fun applications on the market. The platform’s massively entertaining feed — constantly refreshed with new heartfelt, insightful and at times hilarious complaints about anything and everything — can place life in perspective for the user who in the end may not need to vent after all.