How To Create A Social Media App?

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how to create a social media app

Harnil Oza

Founder and CEO

Sep 05, 2022

Having your own social media application is far better than using anyone else’s social media application. Ohh! Well, you must be wondering how will you be able to create an application like WhatsApp and Facebook. Well if you do, then that is not the only question you should worry about. There are certain others too, like what are the requirements of the social media application, what is the cost behind it, and all.

We are here to resolve this problem. After reading this article you will have a perfect guide through this problem. We are going to answer all the questions that you will ever need an answer to. Let’s start with the most important thing, the benefits of social media applications.

Benefits of Social Media Apps

Direct Relationships and Interaction

When you create your own social media application there are no limitations in doing so. You will not have to follow any outside rules or regulations in order to do so. The social media platform is useful to interact with the community you follow. If you want to convey your message or whatever you want to say, the social media platform is the platform where you will certainly go.

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Deeper Understanding of Community

All the social media application provides you with the perfect and top-notch level knowledge of your community. And if you are the highest bidder you will get access to the data of your consumer and you can easily get your targeted audience. When you create your own social media application you are the one and only responsible person for it.

“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”

Creating a social media app is throwing a party, when you do, you will have to know who are your guests and their likes and dislikes. Well, yes certain you can not match everyone’s needs and wants but you will have to keep it in mind. Exactly like when you create an application that serves society you will have to know what kind of responsibilities will be there if you do.

Also with responsibilities power is there too. You may create your own application having your own features, your own terms and services and so much more. This kind of maintained application can provide you the greater results for your social media marketing too.

No Dying Reach

Let’s say you are creating two types of applications. One is a game and the second one is a social media application. Well, it is very easy to get more reach in social media app development rather than creating a game. Because one good feature and it changes the entire mood of people.

Now that you know the most important benefits of Social media applications. Let’s get to know the different types of social media applications. Yeah! I swear before reading the previous line, you’d thought that social media applications are just for chatting. But no, you are very wrong.

Types of Social Media Application

Media Sharing Networks

You may share a variety of media files using these social networking platforms (photos, videos, GIFs, etc.). This is best shown by websites like YouTube, Vimeo, and TikTok.

Content Curation Networks

Content sharing and curation could be made easier with this type of application. For example, you can take Flipboard and Pinterest. Pinterest is pretty much reliable for maintaining your content quality.

Blog Platform

Blog platforms are not usual in the era of the digitalization of social media applications. But there is some social media application that feels this void. These social networking sites enable users to upload their material and establish blogs. Examples of websites that provide this functionality include Tumblr and Medium.

Also Read | What Are The Key Features of Social Media Apps?

Developer’s Corner

Without technology, your application creation is considered nothing. There are some options by which you can create a social media application easily. Below are some options for the same.

SaaS Solution

This solution will provide you with the Out of the box and very relevant functions for your Social media app. Social media application is not just an application. It is a bridge in-between you and your community. With a SaaS solution, you may optimize your features, content and look for your social media application.

Open-Source Software

With the help of an open-source software development platform, you can create an application for free and paid. Yes, both options are available with it. You will not get charged for any automatic software development related updates.

If I have to develop a social media application, I will definitely go with Open-source software.

How Much Does It Cost to Develop a Social Media Application?

Depending on the approach you use to design it, the cost of developing a social network app varies. In comparison to an open-source solution, which entails the cost of software, a developer, and hosting, using a SaaS or CMS solution, for instance, will be substantially cheaper and quicker.

The cost of back-end development, which can frequently take months or even years, as well as the cost of attempting to develop an app for either iOS or Android can range anywhere from $94,500 for one platform (iOS or Android) to $152,850 for two platforms if you're thinking about starting from scratch to create a social media app.


From types to development, you know how to develop a social media app like Facebook, or Whatsapp. Know that your features might fluctuate according to your needs in social media applications. Because as we discussed above there are so many types of social media applications in this era and to beat the competition you will have to create one top-notch application. Social media provides you the genuine obligated free relationship with people you are close with.

Harnil Oza is the founder and CEO of Hyperlink InfoSystem, one of the leading app development companies in India, USA, UK, and around the world. Being the founder of the company, he takes care of business development activities and maintains relations with clients. His charismatic and result-driven approach has benefited the company to grow and achieve this height where the company stands right now.

Harnil Oza

Founder and CEO

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