When it comes to predicting what the next big social app is going to be, teens are always right on the ball before everyone else. Instagram, Kik Messenger, Snapchat, Yik Yak, you name it — they all start with a young audience and blow up from there.
The latest one is called Jott, and it’s a messaging app kids are flocking to download by the masses for one very specific reason: they have a lot of friends they want to chat with, but they don’t have data plans for their mobile devices!
Jott: How It Works
In terms of messaging features, Jott takes inspiration from other apps that are popular with young people. Anyone who downloads it will notice it gives users the option to sign in with Instagram so they can chat with their friends in their networks. It also uses a “like” or “pass” screen similar to Tinder for adding new contacts.
Upon signing up, users are asked to verify their accounts by phone or by email, and from there they can customize a few profile options and sync up their contacts. Profiles resemble those of Facebook or Twitter, where a profile photo is featured along with a header image and status updates beneath it. Users can also add contacts by searching for specific usernames or by using AirChat to scan for other Jott users nearby.