What is Rossgram?
• The Rossgram is a photo and video sharing social media app like Instagram in which people can upload photos or videos to share them with their followers.
Rossgram app launched by which country?
• Rossgram app is launched by Russia. After Meta’s Instagram blocked in Russia, Russian tech entrepreneurs has launched this photo-sharing app to fill the void of the Instagram.
Why Instagram blocked in Russia?
• According to the Russian communications agency Roskomnadzor, Instagram became inaccessible in Russia after Moscow accused its parent company Meta of allowing calls for violence against Russians, including the military, on its platforms.
What is the reason why Rossgram was initiated.
• Instagram is not just a photo and video sharing app; rather than many people and business depends on this platform for advertising, processing sales, and communicating with clients.
• According to the Reuters news agency, amid the war with Ukraine, Russia has decided to use Rossgram as a replacement for Instagram.
Features of the app Rossgram
• The website of Rossgram claims besides sharing photos and video; the app will have additional features such as crowdfunding and paid access for some content.
• According to a photo shared by Zobov on Vkontakte, Rossgram’s color scheme and layout will bear a strong resemblance to Instagram.
Other alternative applications in Russia
• According to Gazprom Media Russia launched Yappy as a domestic rival to video-sharing platform TikTok.