We Heart It
|Available in||Multilingual (23)|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, United States|
|Alexa rank||1922 (November 2017[update])|
|Launched||January 3, 2008|
We Heart It is an image-based social network for inspiring images. We Heart It describes itself as "A home for your inspiration" and a place to "Organize and share the things you love." Users can collect (or "heart") their favorite images to share with friends and organize into collections. Users can access the site through a web browser or We Heart It's iOS and Android mobile apps.
We Heart It was founded in 2008 by Fabio Giolito, a native of Brazil. He started the site as a side project around the idea of "hearting" photos and saving them for sharing with friends. What started as a tool for himself and friends, the product grew organically from there. When growth began to surge, Fabio brought on co-founder Bruno Zanchet to help focus on infrastructure. The two took on some seed funding and the site became an incorporated business in California in 2011.
As of January 2016, We Heart It announced a video content partnership with Popular TV.
As of June 2016, We Heart It formed a strategic partnership with influencer marketing company The Blu Market, led by co-CEOs Steven Forkosh and Jonas Brothers singer Kevin Jonas, in hopes of attracting more users and advertisers.
We Heart It is a visual platform that supports still images, animated GIFs, and video.
It offers follow icons, live widgets, and share buttons for users who want to incorporate We Heart It on their website or blog.
We Heart It is known for its positive community, since there are no features for commenting, users feel more comfortable posting content since it will not receive negative comments as it might on other social networks.
In December 2015, the companion app Easel was released. With Easel, users can create custom images with quotes, filters, and colors to share on We Heart It or other social media apps.
Since 2015, Weheartit has launched a Heartist program to award its top users. These 'Heartists' are leaders in creativity and are known to inspire other members of the community. These people are a selection of the most engaged WHI users every year, and Weheartit awards them with a pink star badge that shows on people's profile pictures.
In late August 2017, the feature Articles was released on the site to even further its users' creativity. With this function, the community is now able to share poems, recipes, opinions, creative thoughts and ideas, advice; anything you are able to write down. A while later, “Reactions” were added to the site where you could react to the articles with 5 different options. If you did not want to heart an article, you had the choice to react to it still, while it not having to appear in your canvas. In 2018, reactions for images were added as well.
In December 2013, We Heart It reached 25 million monthly users. Four out of five of the site’s over 25 million users are under 24 years old, and more than 70 percent are female. We Heart It has an average user age of 19.
On average, We Heart It members spend more than 16.5 minutes on the site at a time. The average mobile app users opens the app over 25 times per month.
In March 2015, We Heart It introduced a new postcard feature allowing its 30 million registered users to message one another with images.
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