Afari is a fun and fast way to take control of your group social and communication experience

*PRIORITIZE YOUR GROUPS AND PEOPLE - No more group chat spam, GroupMe’s with 100+ unreads, or missing important messages from friends or announcements! Afari’s VIF, or Very Important Feed is like Marie Kondo but for your group chats. Sort your groups and people into levels of priority using Colors. There’s Gold, Silver and Bronze and the default blue.

*PIN POSTS AND MESSAGES - Tired of people not seeing important information? Group admins can pin posts and messages to the top of a group so that everyone sees them first.

*SEND IMAGES - Share your posters for events or pictures of that great party with Afari’s beautiful image galleries in messages or posts.

*SEND A MESSAGE - No phone number? No problem! Send messages to friends on any mobile devices and chat back and forth in real time.

*SWIPE TO REPLY - Hate when people reply to an old message but the conversation moved on? Us too! That’s why you can swipe to reply to messages in group chats to make sure everyone knows the context.

*DISCUSS WITH POST AND COMMENTS - Want more organized discussion? Afari Post groups allow you to create longer posts that others can comment and react to. Comment threads help keep discussions tidy and easy to navigate.

*SHOW YOUR REACTION - Express yourself with 6 reactions on posts or messages and see who reacted to your messages. Press and hold the reaction button on posts or messages to start the party.

*PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY - We use Blockstack’s decentralized identity and storage. You’ll login with a decentralized, blockchain based identity and you’ll have the options in later releases to store your data in your own storage system. It’s the future, but now.

What’s New

Version 1.0.5

- PROFILES: View another users profile whenever you click their image or name!
- DIRECT MESSAGES: Reach out to someone 1-on-1 by sending them a DM.
- PINNED MESSAGES: Pin important messages to the top of groups by swiping messages and revealing the pin option.
- SEENS: Now, only you can see who's seen your messages and posts.
- SEARCH: Search for groups to join or other users in the app to make a group with!

- Updated way to select color for user or group
- Upside down table views
- Double VIF Loading
- Changed icons for post
- Login bugs
- Several small name changes and UI and UX improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
4 Ratings
4 Ratings
suzejj18 ,

Love this new social media platform

Afari separates itself from other social media platforms with its focus on privacy and control over your own data. I really like that I can still chat with friends and connect with other people in a seamless manner while getting that added protection. With the iterations, the design is getting better and better. I find the layout of afari unique and interesting, because I can easily switch between my chats and the main feed while also being able to explore different feeds. The simplicity of use is excellent. Also, you can directly reply to a message, which is pretty cool!

patM1996 ,

App didn’t work

I downloaded Afari as I was interested in block chain social media. I saw they won tigerlaunch at Princeton in 2018. I logged in and was met with constant crashes and an unusable interface. I was excited to use it, but now I am bewildered that they have received awards and funding for an app that isn’t close working.

Developer Response ,

Hi patM1996! We must apologize for your experience. The good news is that we found what was causing the bug, fixed it and released a new version with the fix. Please download the latest version and try again. Moreover, we'd love to hear your feedback in order to improve our interface, as Afari is continuously improving. Please email us at with your feedback and suggestions. This will help us improve Afari for all current and future users! Despite all the awards and funding, we're still human and all engineers have bugs in their early releases, so we would patience with Afari and look forward to working with you to improve the app!


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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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