Parler is a social media app sort of like facebook and twitter. parler pitches itself as a non-biased free speech app that focuses on user rights and transparency.
- Parler App Introduction :
- How To Download? :
- How To Create An Account In Parler App? :
- User Interface Explain :
- Parler Profile Customization :
- Moderation Option :
- Settings And Privacy In Parler :
- How To Enable Dark Mode :
- Account Verification In Parler :
- How To Post, Echo And Comment :
- Discovery And How To Follow :
- Parler Desktop Version Overview :
Parler App Introduction :
In this blog you will learn how to use parler app. Unfortunately if you don’t know what parler is? Then don’t worry! . it is a social media app.their tagline/slogan says that they are the unbiased social media. it’s kind of a mixture of reddit, facebook, twitter, all mixed into one. after reading this blog, you will be able to know all the information about parler very easily. everything you need to know to make good use of this app is discussed in this blog.
How To Download? :
If you want to download the parler app then you just need to go to your google play store or the ios app store and search for parler and you will see it’s got the nice little kind of magenta or red logo there and download the app. Open it when the download is complete.
How To Create An Account In Parler App? :
I will tell you how you can create an account in parler app from start to end. when you open the app it’s going to ask you what your favorite color is? The answer I found from this question is that this color can be seen in your app as your background color. So choose a color according to your choice and then it’ll say create an account. it’ll ask you for your phone number, email address, and a strong password. so input all of that. next accept the policies and the terms of service and community guidelines. next it’ll ask you to verify via captcha which we all know is an absolute nightmare. So this step may take a lot of time from you but try to go ahead and verify. and then once you have gone through the whole sign up process it’ll ask you to follow some of the affiliates or people who are part of the platform already. i’d recommend that you don’t do that. You’re going to start from scratch and the reason why we’re coming over here right is because we’re looking for a less convoluted social network.
User Interface Explain :
When you enter Parler App, you will see the Home button that takes you to your feed. but if you tap on the little image in the upper left-hand corner the profile image there. it will open up all of the options that you have there on the left to get started.
Parler Profile Customization :
So the first thing you will see is your profile. when you sign up in this app. it’ll ask you to customize your username and possibly add a profile picture. so if you go to my profile there you will see your name, your username and then a couple of posts that you kind of played around with. you will see your followers who you following, votes and comments. but what you’re basically going to want to do there is in the upper right hand corner there is a gear icon tap on that there and it will allow you to change display name, banner image, your profile image, your name and anything associated with your profile can be changed there. you just need to tap on it. so right there under the display name if you don’t want it to be big old long number with your display name. you can delete the number and then go ahead and give yourself a new name and click on the submit button. it will ask you the username is available tap on submit and now that is your display name or your username. under the bio section you can write a couple of words or sentences about yourself and your business if you want to but any customization for your profile will be done there under edit profile.
Moderation Option :
if you go back to your feed and then go to the upper left hand corner. There you will see various settings option. I am going to tell you about the moderation settings. now under moderation it will show you the word filters settings, the review comments and a couple of other options. under review comments you will see there that you can mute, approve, review or mark as spam for comments. but if you go back to your moderation setting there you can go to word filters settings. so basically you can mute a comment. comment won’t be visible to anyone except the person that created it. so you can mute comments on your posts and different things within your feed or you can go to settings and under settings you can basically create your own comment filters and things like that you can turn on the not safe for work filter. if you want that to be on. so basically what that means is that the nsfw or not safe for work content will be filtered out of parler for the person who has this checked. if you uncheck this you will be seeing the nsfw stuff coming through your feed. so again depending on what you want you can check or uncheck that. the other stuff is fairly self-explanatory about setting up how you want to flag stuff your comment filtration settings and things like that. i’m not going to go too deep into that but you can auto approve comments or make everything go through a approval process for your business or your profile that you have on parler. underneath blocked and muted members any members that you block or mute will be under archived. and then under content moderation you will see your violations. they have this violation system that goes on a 90-day point system. if you get 20 points of violation points that you’ll your parler account will be terminated. and so again they’re trying to kind of filter out the different kind of i guess you would say mean and rude people or people who are posting stuff on there that they should not be posting.
Settings And Privacy In Parler :
go back to your settings option. I am going to show you something there that says settings and privacy. this is going to be all the fun stuff happens there. under privacy if you click on that this is Where you can choose whether your account will be public or private. in the case of a private account the person must be sent a request from you. in public anyone can see editing, comments and doing anything with your account. under notifications you will receive notifications via email from the parler. if someone follows you or the daily updates from your parler account. you can check or uncheck that if you want to receive email notifications. the advanced filters there you will see that you can mute notifications for people that you do not follow. people who do not follow you. people who have no profile photo so again you can go through there and kind of fine-tune how you want your notifications. and from whom you want your notifications to come from there. we don’t want to be getting notifications from every time someone comments or likes or echoes something on parler.
How To Enable Dark Mode :
In settings option you will see interface preferences, the accessibility, networking timeout, max auto download size all of this stuff. and there is also Dark Mode. we all know that dark mode is wonderful. Because if there is a dark mode in any application or website, it is a very useful thing for our eyes. if we click the check box that will enable dark mode. if we uncheck that will take us back to the light mode. which is not good for our eyes. My opinion is to leave it on dark mode. In primary color settings if you set a color this is gonna be your background color for everything that you see and do within parler and then that’s really all you need to do there under settings. so go back up again to the toolbar. and then the next thing that i am going to tell you is switch member. you may have multiple members or people associated with the account. if you want to add a person you just need to tap on add person under switch member and then you’ll have to go through the whole account creation process again. that way you’re not having to log in and log out each and every time you log in to parler.
Account Verification In Parler :
member verification on parler basically It will give you a little more features that no one else in Parler gets. for member verification on parler you have to take a picture of the front and back of your driver’s license or your id and a selfie. you may want to to get those features you can read about those features on the parler’s website. if you want to get verified on parler. go to member verification upload the images of the front and back of your id alongside a selfie and you will see you’ll have a few other options and different features that other people have and you’ll also get a badge as an influencer alongside kind of your profile as well. that’s how you get verified on parler.
How To Post, Echo And Comment :
So far in the above discussion I have explained a lot about the settings of Parler App and where you want the settings. I think you need to know the topics of this discussion above. if you go to your home which is the home feed. There you will see outlet. think of this as a twitter handle. so what you can do is you can go there and you can follow different people and instead of retweeting and tweeting and things like that it’s echo. so an echo would be if you retweet that or if you echo that so that is basically the echo is What would be a retweet is the same. now when someone posts something and it comes up on your feed you will have a few different option. you will get the option to comment. if you tap on the little comment bubble then you will able to comments on that by just going there and making a comment and under your comments you can upload an image, a gif, a meme all of that there directly with the tool sets directly within parler and then you just need to click on submit button and then that comment will go onto that specific post. the next thing you will see there is the megaphone. which is the echo feature. think of this as a retweet. if you tap on that it will allow you to echo with comment or just echo just like you can either retweet with a comment or quote or you can do it without. there’s a lot of features kind of matched and mixed from different social networks. the upvote button is very similar to like the upvote on reddit or the like on twitter very easy to do that there. you wil see the little weird icon over in the lower right hand corner. if you tap on that icon then you will able to share that via your phone or message to people that you want to send it to via social networks and text message. so that’s how the interaction works with different posts on parler. you have your echo, your comment and your upvote button and if you wanted to you can go to show conversation and it will actually show all of the different comments and the different conversations that are happening underneath that specific post on parler. then you can do the same things in the comments as you can post. you can comment on them you can downvote or upvote them so that works very similar to what it would on a normal post. if you want to post something yourself you’re gonna see big blue comment bubble in the lower right hand corner with the addition symbol. you can even upload a meme with your post via photo library or you can take a photo. so adding images and different things and links like that work very similar to how they would in other social media networks.
Discovery And How To Follow :
now a couple of other things that you will see at the bottom of the screen. this is the news or discover feature. allows you to tap on the second option at the bottom there and go through there and see all of the different partners and affiliates that are with the app right now. if you wanted to search for specific topics or hashtags you just need to tap on the search bar or magnifying glass in the lower right hand corner and you are going to see the different members here. also you will see they’re different usernames and then whether they’re verified or not and then you can follow them directly from the page. so if you wanted to follow parler news you just need to tap on follow there and then it says would you like to subscribe. you can go through there and follow different people or topics that you are interested in via members or you can go to hashtags and you can see the popular or trending hashtags there under hashtags or you can just search. under the hashtag option lastly we have our notifications. which is the notification bell. anybody that you follow anything that’s happening within your parler account that you need to be notified about comments, liking, echo parlays things like that will show up here under the notification settings. if you tap on the three dots in the upper right hand corner you can hide follow or clear all of your notifications. a lot of folks are moving over to parler.
Parler Desktop Version Overview :
one of the main questions is going to be does parler have a website or a web-based app that i can use on my linux, my pc, my mac? yes they do go to parler.com log in there and once you’ve logged in you will see that. you will see all the stuff on the app on your mac. after logged in you will see the three lines that show all of your settings. you can go to your profile just like i tell you on the mobile app. just like this you can look at suggested hashtags believe it or not the actual web-based or pc and mac based version of parler in my eyes is easier to use and it’s done a little better than even the app is. because you can go and just see everything all in one place in the comment and the echoes. and the things like that just seem to be easier to navigate than they do on the mobile device. but everything is there you will get your menus, feed like normal, little profile up there in the upper right hand corner. where you can go and edit your profile just like you would on the mobile device within parler.