Vigo Video is a social network dedicated to the publication of short videos, with a minimum of three and a maximum of 15 seconds in length. The recordings can be captured with the camera or sent from the gallery, but the platform values ??the originality of the content. The social network has a format similar to the most popular social networks on the market, such as Instagram and Snapchat. Vigo Video users can follow people, like, comment and share their posts.
The main differential in relation to other social networks is the cash reward format for successful posts. The recordings are ranked using a Flame scoring system, fire cones that are received as the post receives interactions. The more likes, comments and shares a video receives, the more flames it will have, and consequently, the more money the user can receive. Payment is made through PayPal.
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Vigo Video pays users for videos posted on the social network Photo: Divulgao / Vigo Video
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Previously called Hypstar, Vigo Video is available for free for iPhone (iOS) and Android, and came to occupy the fourth place in the ranking of the Play Store in Brazil, behind only apps like WhatsApp and Messenger.
Vigo Video revolves around published videos, and provides a range of effects to make them more attractive. It is possible to apply effects that soften facial features and remove skin imperfections, and filters that change color, lighting and apply psychedelic animations to the video. The application also provides stickers: masks that apply effects to the user's face, such as kitten ears and frames, in a format similar to the one already existing on Instagram and Snapchat.
It is also possible to insert music natively in the videos of Vigo, being able to select national and international hits in playlists such as Top 100, Comedy and Rock. The user can choose the piece of music that will be played on his video, personalizing the ringtone.
Vigo Video applies effects and filters to the videos Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / TechTudo
Vigo Video also allows you to configure the camera of the app, selecting the video capture speed and triggering a timer of three or 10 seconds. The user can edit the title and cover of the video, in addition to insert captions, tag friends and add hashtags.
The main screen of the app displays the videos of the people you follow, in addition to movies that may be of interest to you, based on your preferences. They are published vertically, a format similar to that of IGTV. In addition, it is possible to download all the recordings of the user and also of friends in the device's memory, in video format or in GIF, and share on social networks.
Differences from other social networks
As it is a social network dedicated exclusively to video publishing, Vigo does not accept photos and texts. In addition, it is not possible to choose a username, the service automatically creates an extensive number called Vigo ID for each profile, which can make it difficult to search for friends.
Vigo Video has infinite feed with mosaic of four videos on the screen Photo: Divulgao / Vigo Video
The infinite feed, just like on Instagram, but allows you to preview four videos on the same screen in a mosaic format, leaving more content available to those who see it. In addition to the traditional button to enjoy, in Vigo the user can also choose the option I didn't like, so that the algorithms understand that similar videos are not interesting.
In order to receive money for videos posted, the user needs to accumulate Flames, which are received from interactions with the videos (likes, comments and shares) and by sending invitations to friends. The amount of Flames received can be viewed at the top of each video, and the user can also access a report with the Flames extract within their profile.
Report shows when the user receives for his videos published on Vigo Video Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / TechTudo
Each flame is equivalent to US $ 0.015 (R $ 0.056 in direct conversion, that is, less than a cent). Withdrawals can only be made for amounts over $ 1. The withdrawal limit is $ 200 per day. Payment made through PayPal, therefore, the user must have an account verified in the service to be able to receive.
According to Vigo, videos captured with the app's camera are more likely to receive Flames than files sent from the gallery. Creative, fun and high-quality content are also more valued. According to the platform, publishing new videos daily also helps to increase Flames.