Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — just.me, the mobile first global social messaging app, today announced that it has enhanced its iOS app to reflect one of the most popular uses of the application – taking a self-portrait (known as a “selfie”) and sharing this with friends, or posting for others to see in just.me’s global Public Stream.
“Selfies have become increasingly popular in the last twelve months and especially with just.me users, with their use currently at new heights,” explained Keith Teare, Founder and CEO of just.me. He noted that a number of high profile celebrity selfies have surfaced lately – though just.me does not recommend emulating talk show host Geraldo Rivera, or former US Representative Anthony Wiener – and he says even Hollywood is spotlighting the practice as exemplified in Sofia Coppola’s recent movie, “The Bling Ring.”
just.me users can now quickly post a selfie through the enhanced interface, which immediately allows a user to take a selfie, or compose a new message in the more traditional manner. just.me has also added photo filters so that users can truly make their selfie reflect who they are to the world. And just.me is taking selfies global by tagging each one with a hashtag (#selfie) so that all users can browse through just.me’s public feed to see selfies from just.me’s global community of more than 150 countries.
Teare commented, “Users now have a single place to post and see the best selfies from around the world. Given that users are increasingly using their mobile devices to be social – without the need to join a social network – it was a natural step for us to fully support and embrace the emergence of the selfie as a new way to communicate and message your thoughts, feelings and disposition with friends or the public. The just.me public feed already has many selfies. Now they are easy to create and discover.”
In addition to supporting selfies, just.me has also released versions of its app for the iPad on iOS and also of its Android app optimized for use on tablets. These additions round out the just.me product offering, building on the recently announced launch on Android that also saw iOS and HTML5 updates. The just.me footprint now spreads across web, tablet, and smart phone (iOS or Android) empowering users to seamlessly communicate across these platforms in an unlimited and highly flexible fashion.
just.me is available for download at http://www.just.me/gettheapp. It is available in 32 languages in 155 countries and is free.
ABOUT JUST.ME just.me upgrades your ability to message your friends and family on your smartphone. just.me is simple, free and unlimited. The company was founded by Keith Teare in 2011. Its investors include Khosla Ventures, Google Ventures, True Ventures, betaworks, SV Angel, Michael Arrington, and Archimedes Labs.