We live in a social media saturated world, and it feels like every new app or website caters to an increasingly smaller group of users. Some people might bemoan this fact, but in some ways, it reflects an increasing attention on the part of app developers and companies to become more attuned to users’ interests. Now, people can choose from a variety of online and mobile platforms and socialize in the ways they see fit—much like we do in real life.
Eva is a fun new social media app that aims to do just that — help people share the videos they create in their real life. Not everyone likes to wax poetic about their woes via Facebook statuses or slap on five filters for an Instagram picture. Eva is a good way to share the content that really matters to you. Sometimes it feels more authentic to snap a quick video about how your day has been going, a cool street performer you saw, or a conversation you’re having with friends — rather than posing for 50 selfies, then painstakingly picking the right one to post. I also like that these videos are all saved, so you can scroll through your favorites later on—because sometimes a quick video you shoot on the fly ends up being one you’ll remember (and laugh about) for days to come.
With that said, I like how many familiar social media features are also on the Eva app. You can add hashtags, search for related content (cute animal videos anyone?), and save your favorites to your feed. Although you can share your videos with the rest of the Eva community, users who prefer to create a more personal video diary—or share their feelings with a close group of friends—can create private accounts. Currently available in the App Store, Eva is not an app for anyone who is more interested in text-based or photo sharing platforms. However, if video is the way you like to express yourself, then Eva would be a fun new app for you and your friends to try.