Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, these are all social networks. There are lots more, and each has its own defining characteristic. Also, a lot of social networks come up every day. Some of these are good, others not quite as good. However, there’s a new social network, which has some new, nice features. It is known as Polygram, and its defining characteristic is its ability to detect facial expressions. This allows users to respond to messages with an emoji based on their actual expressions. Furthermore, Polygram allows users to see the responses of people that viewed their posts. This is a bit different from other social networks, which usually have responses to posts that include likes and other reactions, which the user would have to select from.
Polygram creates the face-controlled emojis through a neural network, which detects viewers’ facial movements. Then it chooses the emoji that corresponds to their reaction. Also, the app offers analytics, such as where viewers are located. Also, users can animate emojis which stay animated even when posted to other social media. Some other features of the app include filters that make you look more attractive, as opposed to just adding stuff to your face or changing your voice. There’s also a feature to keep pictures concealed behind a fog, which viewers would have to wipe in order to reveal. But this fog returns quickly, thus preventing users from taking screenshots.
New social networks often have a hard time breaking into the scene. However, Polygram’s features are quite cool and different from that offered by other social networks. Right now, the iOS version is available on the Apple Store. Android users will have to wait, for the time being. In the meantime, iPhone users surely have a lot to enjoy from this app, as its features are seen nowhere else.