About MeWe Social Network
MeWe is a social network that aims to provide their customers with all the benefits of traditional social networks, but without any of the “creepy” data collection and “spying”.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, the creators of the MeWe said that they were upset that the big technology companies and social networks were treating their users and customers as commodities. They believed that it was wrong that they thought they were welcome to “target, track, spy, and sell” customer information to advertisers and the government.
They wanted to create a social network that provided all the benefits that people wanted from a social network, but where they could feel truly safe and respected, so they created what they call the world’s first private communication network.
Their social network allows members to share photos, videos, documents, to chat, voice message, privately message, and more. Customers are also welcome to invite and manage their contacts from other social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
They do require that all members be over the age of 13, which is required by The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and they do ask members to state their gender, but all members are welcome to “Decline To State” if they choose.
This company promises that this social network is completely free to join and free to use, and they promise that they will never sell any of your information to advertisers or marketing agencies the way other similar social networks do in order to earn money.
Instead, their website says that they make money “the same way offline companies have always made money,” by offering their customers optional services that people will only pay for if they actually opt-in to them.
These paid-for services will include additional data storage, private group applications, the ability to print your photos, and other choices for entertainment.
Because using this social network is completely free of charge at this time unless customers choose to upgrade to different paid services, this company likely does not provide their customers with a standard Refund Policy. If you do choose to upgrade to one of their paid features or subscriptions, you should take the time at that point to see what kinds of cancellation policies are available to their customers, and of course at any time if you feel like an error has occurred you should contact their Customer Service team right away.
It appears that most people are happy with this social network and speak highly of them. The bottom line appears to be that they offer the same features and expectations that people have become used to from the more popular social networks, with the added benefit of privacy and protection from the data collection and marketing information that is used by almost every other social network product.
The one complaint that appeared common simply has to do with the fact that this social network is so new that members were having trouble getting other people to sign on and use this network the way they use more common social networks like Facebook. Since the larger social networks already have such large followings, it may take awhile for this smaller and newer network to catch up.
Competitors and Alternatives?
Most people are aware that there many different social networks available for people, and that there are many different options depending on the type of social interaction you are hoping to have, so customers looking for alternatives to MeWe should be able to find many different options.
If you have experience with MeWe Social Network or their products please leave your reviews below.
24 ‘MeWe Social Network’ Reviews
I have two accounts on MeWe, the first one I created in '18 and I became locked out because I logged out and was not able to log in with the password I had just set, I tried to use the password reset mechanism, both the text message and the email, and got no response to either, no login code in text and no reset link in email.
I tried a few times but gave up, as you can only access the "support" page by logging in. I created a new account earlier this year, and have had the same problem, still showing up on both accounts. I did manage to get a text message the day after requesting one, but by then it had expired.
Fortunately I wasn't gullible enough to sign up for their "premium" account for a recurring $5/month charge.
This is not a good company to deal with, and I strongly recommend not using their app and website.
Good site. Will get better. Anything is better than the censoring Facebook platform.
Ngl. This sucked. The lack of people in it is its worst problem IMO. It seems all groups are very generic and not niche at all; and in those groups, it's practically a ghost town, except for like one person who makes 30 posts, one every single day of the month, with it hardly having anything to do with the topic of said group.
In conclusion... eh.
I had an account, and it was boring. The people who contacted me were boring. People with nothing to say. And every time some one wanted to 'friend'me on MeWe, I was contacted by email.
Not user friendly either.
I am on Vero-True Social which is a much better platform. Photos look better there than on Instagram. There is no algorithm, fake ads, no selling my information,etc.
I posted that my profile, my contacts, my posts and my groups disappeared after posting a rather raw post in a danke group. I believe I have it figured out. There is a rumor that MeWe is in serious financial trouble.
If someone reports a post the powers that be at MeWe simply delete the persons entire existence on MeWe rather than just removing the post and perhaps warning the user. They no longer have the staff or resources to investigate post reports, they simply delete the persons entire existence on MeWe.
Be careful people. One day soon, maybe weeks or months MeWe will just go away in a puff of smoke.
I was able to create an account. BUT, I had to do it on my I-Phone. Call me old fashioned or just OLD if you wish, but I don't use my phone for social networking. My thumbs are too fat and my eyes can't read the fine print.
So when I tried to log in with my laptop and the same info that created the account, I could not. It is obviously a browser or windows version problem. BUT, the BIGGER problem is that there is no way to connect with anybody or anything at MeWe about the problem!
Waddup wit dat?
When I initially checked MeWe out I was wary; would it be "different yet the same" as Facebook, or would it be a place to find like-minded (or differently-minded if that's your thing) people that focused on privacy? I have since found the latter to be true.
One thing I think people should remember is that MeWe is relatively new and growing, and still has things to learn and to implement. With time, I can see it developing into an entity that can give Facebook some serious competition. Already it has an impressive number of members.
MeWe has an excellent ToS (a B rating at ToS;DR which might be an "A" except for the fact that the folks at ToS;DR haven't yet reviewed the entirety of MeWe's ToS. More here: https://tosdr.org/.
Signing up for MeWe is no more difficult nor complicated than any other social media site (contrary to some of the complaints here). As I mentioned elsewhere in these reviews, if you take time to ensure that you are inputting your information correctly and follow instructions it is very easy. Myriad people have successfully signed up.
There are so many groups available at MeWe that virtually anyone will be able to find a group that interests them. Not censored (except for those in violation of just about everything decent and good, i.e., pedophilia), people are free to post about what they want and engage with like-minded people on every level.
If you are tired of being unfairly policed at FB but still having to see content that *should* be policed, having to comply with their truly egregious ToS (an "F" rating on ToS;DR), and their sneaky way of doing things ("suggested content" or subliminal persuasion?) give MeWe a try. Let's make them #1 so Facebook has less power.
MeWe as a platform performs OK but for a Business Page platform it needs a lot of design alterations! I have given a lot of feedback to Mewe but they never reply with a personal message, ever!
Business Page Logos and Page Title overlap the Banner leaving no room for an attractive or useful promo banner. The Page dimensions are not published anywhere either so its near impossible to make it fit perfectly.
They also have a grey blend over the banner for no reason I can see except to make the Page title stand out. It's a real mess and they make you pay for a Page for this crap! Seriously other than that it seems ok.
I see web builders warning us of MeWe as it still seems to collect data to be resold. You cant't trust anyone online these days
After i was banned from all major social networks because of my convictions, ( I am jewish immigrant from former USSR), being on MeWe is like escaping from USSR communist regime 2nd time in my life. Screw them. With all little inconveniences, MeWe , GAB and others are our way to be free again.
I love it. It's a slightly different format than FB was and I've had to learn to navigate it, but once I spent a day doing so, I was hooked.
I love the groups that can be formed and how the interaction is so comfortable and the fact that the group names are easy to find, listed right on your Home Page. You can either Chat with the group or use the Group Page, with slightly different interfaces, which I had to learn about.
But over all, I'm really glad to have this and hope with all my heart it takes off. I was more bummed with the criteria of the political censoring FB did than the actual privacy issues (though that bothered me, too), but I admit having an ad-free venue is wonderful.
Mewe seems to show everything you post, as well, unlike FB's arbitrary selections they posted.
Facebook is gross, but I've been there long enough to block most of the alt-right Nazis
I downloaded the app but it would not accept my phone nor the verification.
It is absolutely refreshing to deal with adults again!
I am so TIRED of dealing with a Leftists Millennial cry babies who run to Daddy Zucker every time their feelings get hurt! They attack us, we tell them the TRUTH, they fight back with a "Meme" (seriously a Meme?) and because we hurt there feelings, and they have ZERO intellect, just feelings, they report us ANNNNNNNDDDDDDD Bam you are in F Jail!
It is a damn Joke!
We are dealing with a new Regime who are unable to deal with any type of dialog and it is sad! These Millennials have not been taught how to manage reality! The way they manage reality is to run and hide and cry!
On MeWe, I don't have to worry about dealing with a Whining Millennial. I go to my forums and I get to enjoy a decent, challenging intellectual dialog without some moron calling me names and throwing Meme's at me!
I spent a short time trying to navigate the site, and discovered there was no way to make my profile or chats private and still be available to 'connect' (which is friending). It's sort of one or the other there, which I discovered by accident when I searched on a single word, and up popped my profile and a recent chat. Also, the groups! They should come with ratings or some kind of warning. I saw one, 'Adult Sharing.' Thinking, 'I'm an adult, let's see what this is about.' Bloody hell, it should have said, 'Swingers and Porn addicts, this way please.'
And because it seems to have so few safeguards or standards, my first introduction was to a con, someone masquerading as a military man. It took a few exchanges, but I realized he was a phony and between the lack of privacy, the absence of community standards and these parasites, I'm out.
No reason, no warning. If the MeWe admins don't value your point of view, your login will be blocked and a "orget password" will yield an goofy "We're sorry but our website don't work right."
What an amateurish website.
This is a platform begging to annihilate its own purpose, the people. Beyond comprehension. Worse than Facebook... AND I DESPISE FACEBOOK!!! MeWe will be completely forgotten by 2020.