As the world’s second largest global social networking site, VK.com has over 80 million monthly active users and continues to grow!
Not only can you reconnect with old friends and network with new ones, but VK.com allows users to stream and share media - making it even more powerful than Facebook!
Looking to create a presence for your brand or business on VK.com, but not sure where to start? You’re in the right place! We know how important it is to create a strong first impression, and with so many social media platforms competing for your time and attention it can be hard to know where to turn.
Navigating The VK App
The VK app is filled with a ton of useful features, but it can feel overwhelming if you're new to the platform.
Let's take a look at each page of the app - the Homepage, Hub, Chats, Clips, and Videos pages - plus a few unique features offered by VK.com.
This is where you can post updates and where you'll see content from users or pages that you follow, updates from friends, news that you subscribe to, and For You curated content.
There are three tabs on the Homepage: Feed, For You, and News.
Your Feed features Story updates from people you follow, plus a People You May Know section much like Facebook.
The Hub includes weather updates and a selection of "mini apps" offered by VK including games, stickers, dating, music, step counters, photos, communities, and an in-app AI assistant called Marusia.
The Chats section is where you can directly message any friends or contacts you have within VK.
The Clips section shows a selection of short form video, much like Instagram Reels or TikTok. Within the Clips tab you can view My Clips, For You, and Following tabs for different types of curated content.
The Videos section of VK features long form video, much like YouTube. You can upload your own content, view Trending content, streams, For You curated content, or browse based on the type of video (Movies, TV Series, Shows, etc).
Creating A Strong VK Profile
At first glance, a VK profile - and in fact the entire user experience of VK.com - is strikingly similar to that of Facebook and Instagram. In fact, a profile page on VK.com includes an almost exact replica of the Facebook interface. Creating a strong VK Profile, therefore, shouldn’t be too tricky if you have experience with Facebook or Instagram.
As with any social media platform, your profile picture is your first impression. Choosing a profile picture that represents your personality - or personal brand - the most is key. If you’re adept at taking selfies, go crazy!
If not, have a friend or family member take a flattering photo of you that clearly shows your face, preferably in a setting that shares a little bit about your interests or personality. For example, if you love travel, why not share a profile picture of yourself during a memorable trip? Or maybe you love to cook, in which case a selfie by a beautiful dish would be a better fit. Whatever you choose, make sure it truly represents you.
Once your profile image is set, follow the on screen instructions to fill in the remainder of the profile prompts that VK provides. Much like Facebook, basic life information like hometown, current location, schooling, and so on are key.
Now that you have an amazing profile set up, it’s time to start adding some friends!
How To Add Friends On VK.com
While VK.com allows you to interact with people you already know and love, why limit yourself? Unlike Facebook, VK.com encourages users to add people they might not already know, based on the type of content they post.
To find new friends navigate to the Hub section from the bottom menu.
From here, click Friends.
On the Friends page you can add friends from your content or browse recommended friends.
To find more friends click the Add Friends button in the Find Friends section.
From here you can browse recommended friends and send requests directly. You can also invite friends by generating a link, search for friends, or add someone via their QR code.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is VK.com free to use?
Yes, VK.com and the VK app are both completely free to use.
Can I access VK.com outside of Russia?
Yes! You can create a VK account and use the VK app outside of Russia, though there may be differences in certain features depending on your region.
How often should I post on VK.com?
Here on VK, posting constantly is actually preferred - unlike Facebook where a constant stream of daily status updates might get you blocked or unfollowed. The more you post, the more you can interact with people who have similar interests. Sharing cozy photos, motivational quotes, and fun selfies is the best way to reach new friends.
Don’t be shy!
Which types of content are best to post on VK.com?
VK.com combines the best of Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, and YouTube into one platform. This means that no matter what type of content you prefer, there’s something for everyone. In short, any media format performs great on VK.com - just make sure that you’re being authentic.
Posting consistent, sincere content that expresses your personality and connects with your network is a great place to start. Don’t fall into the trap of posting content simply for the sake of it, or because you want to go viral. Your network wants to get to know you through your content, so give them what they want!
For maximum engagement, be sure to share your VK posts across multiple platforms, and vice versa. If you have video content that will perform well on YouTube, feel free to share it there and reach a more diverse audience. You can also share popular content from your other profiles to VK.com, so that your network knows they can reach you elsewhere for even more content at any given time. Don’t box yourself in to one platform, reach for the stars!
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