What is the difference between Followers and Connections?

When you follow someone you will immediately have access to their public posts which you can view in your feed, or by tapping on their profile. You will appear in their Followers list but won’t see your posts unless they follow you back (assuming you have "Follow" turned on) or visit your profile.

When you send someone a Connect request they have to accept it before you can see any of the posts they share with Connections and you can also Direct Message your Connections via Vero’s chat function. If you were previously following this user you will be removed from their followers' list as you are now more than a follower. Connections are never made public.

The way that the loops work is as follows:

  • Posts shared to "Close Friends" can only be seen by people you have marked as "Close Friends".
  • Posts shared to "Friends" can be seen by both those you have marked as "Close Friends" and "Friends".
  • Posts shared to "Acquaintances" can be seen by those marked as "Close Friends", "Friends", and "Acquaintances".

Posts shared to "Followers" will be seen on the stream of those who are following you as well as all of your Connections ("Close Friends", "Friends", and "Acquaintances"). These posts are public posts that are visible to anyone who searches for and looks at your profile.

For more information, see What is the level of privacy on Vero?

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