Where to start?
- Registering an account is the very first and most basic step in beginning your journey on this site.
- To register you will need to enter your name, E-mail and password.
- Remember: Your E-mail will be used as your login to the site. You also have the full right not to specify your last name when signing up. In case you lost your password to enter the site, use the recovery page
Share Your Photo Moments
- The "Photos" section becomes available in your profile as soon as you sign up.
- Explore user photo albums and create your own.
- Control access to all your photo albums for other users in the page privacy settings.
Create an unlimited number of photo albums for your travels, events, or just to store memes.
Stay Updated with Your Friends' Updates
- The 'My News' section is divided into two types: local feed and global feed.
- The local feed exclusively displays updates from your friends and groups.
No recommendation system. You have the power to curate your own news feed.
Explore Site-wide Discussions
- The global newsfeed showcases posts from all site users and groups.
- Note: Viewer discretion is advised, as this section may contain content not suitable for sensitive individuals.
The design of the global feed is identical to the local feed.
The feed encompasses various content types, including regular photos, videos, anonymous posts, and polls.
- Explore thousands of groups on the site covering diverse topics and fan communities.
- Join any group that interests you, and if you can't find one, feel free to create your own.
- Each group comes with its dedicated section of wiki pages, photo albums, a block of links, and discussion forums.
Find the "My Groups" section in the left menu of the site.
Manage Your Group with a Friend
- Navigate to the "Edit Group" section under the community avatar to manage your group.
- Build a team of administrators from regular participants or individuals you trust.
- You have the option to hide specific administrators, ensuring they remain discreet within your group.
Groups often represent real organizations, with members wanting to stay connected with their audiences.
Profile and Group Backgrounds
- You can set two images as the background of your page.
- They will be displayed on the sides for those who visit your page.
Background Setup Page
- Hint: Before setting the background, experiment with the layout—try mirroring the future background image or creating a nice gradient.
Examples of Pages with Set Backgrounds
Add more personality to your profile with this feature.
- You can choose to display the user's avatar in standard, rounded, or square (1:1) styles.
- These settings are visible only to you.
Editing the Left Menu
- Hide unnecessary sections of the site if needed.
- Remember: Essential sections like My Page, My Friends, My Answers, and My Settings cannot be hidden.
View of Posts
- If you're tired of the old wall design from the once-popular original VKontakte, change the post look to Microblog.
- You can switch between the two post views at any time.
- Note: If you choose the old post view, the latest comments will not be loaded.
- OpenVK features a promo code system designed to add various currencies such as rating percentages, votes, and more.
- These coupons are created for significant events and holidays. Stay updated on the latest by following the OpenVK Telegram channel.
Promo codes consist of 24 digits and letters.
- Upon activating a promo code, the currency determined by administrators will be transferred to your account.
- Remember: All promo codes have a limited activation period.
Successful activation, for example, results in the crediting of 100 votes.
Attention: Once a promo code is activated on your page, the same code cannot be reactivated.
- Currently, there is no mobile web version of the site, but there is an Android mobile app.
- OpenVK Legacy is an OpenVK mobile app designed for retro Android devices, featuring the design of the original VKontakte 3.0 app from 2013.
- The minimum supported version is Android 2.1 Eclair, making devices from the early 2010s quite useful.
Where to Download?
- Release versions can be downloaded through the official F-Droid repository.
- If you're a beta tester, new app versions are posted to a separate update channel.
- Note: The app may have various bugs and issues. If you encounter an error, please report it to the official app group.
That concludes the tour of the site. If you're interested in trying our mobile app, creating your group, inviting friends, or just having fun in general, you can do it now with a quick registration.