Txtter

The messaging app with the easiest way to share photos

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Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
Sounds like a private Instagram for your phone contacts... is that a fair way for me to visualise it?
Jay AmleshMaker@jay_amlesh · CEO Txtter
@bentossell Hi Ben, it's an interesting way to look at it, the profile page has an IG look about it with the layout which is why you may say that, however we class Txtter as a messaging app, and Instagram is a photo-sharing social network. They have their messaging hidden away, it's limited and used more for commenting rather than chatting with your friends and family.
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
@jay_amlesh Ive experienced the messaging on Instagram with friends and groups - not commenting on photos but for sharing them. Also the instagram recent update makes it easier to share as a DM with friends
Jay AmleshMaker@jay_amlesh · CEO Txtter
@bentossell Even with this IG update, if you look at the UI, bottom menu bar, there's 5 buttons, yet not one of them is for messaging and not one of them is your contact list, which says it all. It's social discovery, not a messaging app. Txtter has 4 buttons on the menu bar, with the chat in the heart of it. A full page for your contacts, and tapping on your contact, redirects to chat, and not to their profile. I guess you could say Whatsapp meets Instagram :)
Pedro Wunderlich@pddro · Maker of oddball apps (3x ❤️ by Apple)
Checked it out. Not sure if sharing pictures is really as much a pain as you make it out to be, or at least, as wide spread. With Whatsapp, you can send Albums. Both Line and Wechat already have profiles. Sharing *a bunch* of pictures seems to me like a rare use case. Mostly, what I've observed is people send each other a single pic of a moment, then chat about it. I like your design, as it really celebrates the pictures, but other than that, not sure if this different enough to get people to switch / convince their friends to switch. What are you thinking about in the long term? Where can this go? A google photos competitor? Also, I would suggest you make the download button more obvious on your website. It took me a few seconds to find it:
Jay AmleshMaker@jay_amlesh · CEO Txtter
@pddro Hi Pedro, thanks for taking the time to post about Txtter. We've actually found that a lot of people love the idea of having a profile where they can share endless photos quickly for their friends and family to see, and also to see their friends photos. We had over 5k signups at Beta last year, and the most viewed page on the app was the profile page, and second was the chat page, so we can clearly see peoples behaviour in engaging with the app. Sending photos in conversation 1-to-1 is on Txtter, but with the profile page we're giving users the freedom to share easily and share more. The feed page brings it all together nicely showing friends latest photos with no commenting allowed, so we're giving users content that matters to them, rather than the content you get on feeds on Facebook and Instagram which are full of noise. No commenting on photos will also help teenagers to express themselves without worrying what people may say, and to avoid any cyber-bullying issues. As with every startup, especially social/messaging apps, it's not easy to get people to switch from the start, but with time i see Txtter becoming a massive messaging app, it puts the important interactions that we have with our friends and family in the forefront, whilst maintaining a simple design and giving people the privacy that social networks simply don't. Thanks for pointing out the download button, been so busy with so many things that I haven't noticed it.
Jay AmleshMaker@jay_amlesh · CEO Txtter
Hey Product Hunters! I'm the founder of Txtter. There's a frustration with messaging apps that you may have experienced, they're not great for sharing photos. You have to share photos one at a time in each conversation or create groups, which is a slow and boring experience. We realise sharing photos is an important part of the interaction with our friends and family, and so Txtter provides an engaging messaging app with the easiest way to share photos. We've highlighted some features below; - A profile page lets you quickly share many photos with your contacts only. - Feed page displays latest photos shared by your contacts only, so it's more personal than the feeds you get on Facebook or Instagram. - No commenting on photos at all, it's a simple experience which protects teens from cyberbullying. - Photos can be 'Liked', however only you can see who liked your photos. - Usernames allow you to add contacts without giving out your number. - The UI is clean and neat. - Signup process is a combination of phone number verification and username. So no spammers or fake accounts as we get on Kik. - 'LiveSnap' is a photo sent in a chat conversation which was taken live to share spontaneous moments with friends. We launched in BETA last year and had great feedback with thousands of users. We've already caught the eye of Biz Stone who's following us on Twitter which is very exciting. It would be nice to hear from you Hunters as to which feature you like most? and what new feature you'd like to see added in the future? Thanks, if you'd like to get hold of me my email is jay@txtter.com