The Verge, the app was caught promoting itself via TikTok, showcasing videos of secret parties and encouraging others to join by calling itself a “secret party app”.
The app allowed people to apply for entry into a party along with their friends. If the host finds the party people interesting enough, they may approve you to join. As per the website, “address is shown 2 hours before the event starts to approved users.”
While the concept of this secret party app is quite attractive it is definitely not advisable to party with strangers during a pandemic.
People started venting their frustration on Twitter over the app after New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz pointed out how this app was marketing the idea of having a good party time during a pandemic.
After numerous complaints, as per
The Verge, it was Apple itself that intervened and pulled it down. In its defence, Vybe Together on its Instagram account wrote: “Blown out of proportion by media. We DO NOT CONDONE LARGE GATHERINGS.”