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Download the Poparazzi app on your PC. It is a new photo sharing network where your friends are your paparazzi and you are theirs. Your profile on the app is created by your friends when they take photos of you.
What is the Poparazzi PC app?
Hyping up your friends is actually a lot more fun than self-glorification. After a decade of Instagram, the whole “Look at this photo I took of what I’m doing” game is growing stale. In fact, it’s a bit asocial just lobbing your solo snapshots into the feed. A true social network doesn’t just make consumption social (Likes, comments, reshares), but makes creation social too by insisting on collaboration.
That’s the concept behind the new social app Poparazzi for PC that launched this weekend. It’s so new it doesn’t even have an app ranking yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it debuts pretty high on the charts given how many signup notifications I’m receiving from friends.
Poparazzi for Windows is a photo-sharing app that encourages users to take and share photos of their friends. There’s no front-facing camera, so selfies aren’t a thing. Instead, users snap photos of their friends and tag them, mimicking a paparazzi shot.
A user’s profile is made up of photos taken by their friends. Users also have the ability to restrict who can take photos of them and which photos show up on their profile.
Change the selfie Trend
“We built the app to take away the pressure to be perfect,” the company wrote in a Medium post announcing its launch. “We did this by not allowing you to post photos of yourself, putting the emphasis where it should’ve been all along: on the people you’re with. On the app, you are your friend’s paparazzi, and they are yours.”
The app has other features seemingly focused on building a “healthier” social media app: You can’t edit photos before posting them; you can’t comment on photos (though you can react with emoji); and you can’t see other people’s follower counts (though you can see how many views their “pops” have).
In a way, Poparazzi is similar to Dispo in that both promote candid images with a sharing element. Both are less about fine-tuning for Instagram and more about capturing a moment as it is.
Poparazzi is only on iOS, but will be available on Android soon. Functionally, it’s centered around a reverse-chronological feed of Pops of and from the people you follow (and seemingly those in your phone book too). Your profile shows the Pops you’ve shot or been captured in, with a shout-out to your “Top Poparazzi”. There are no captions or hashtags or comments to futz with. It all about letting scenes speak for themselves
How to Install the Poparazzi app on Windows and Mac
- You will need to install the BlueStacks emulator on your PC.
- Complete the installation of the emulator, by following the on-screen instructions.
- Now you need to install the APK file on your PC, you can choose from a source of your liking
- Go to the location of the downloaded APK file, then click the APK file once to select it. Click Open. It’s in the bottom-right corner of the window.
- Doing so opens the APK file in Bluestacks and begins installing your app.
You can also use the app on your smartphone as well.