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VKontakte again launched a flash mob with New Year promises. But because of the new rules, not all will see promises.

In 2016 it was possible to see the posts of all users, and now only those who have an open profile.

In “VKontakte” , a flash mob of New Year promises was launched on the hashtag #NEWYYYY I promise . To participate, users must think of what they want to do in 2019, write it in a holiday card and publish it on their page.

All promises are collected under the hashtag, and the total number of user posts is displayed on the page with a flash mob.

VKontakte user promises counter screenshot of flashmob

In “VKontakte” separately asked users to “make promises public.” In 2016, when the flash mob was launched for the first time, the administration of the social network also asked to tell about promises to its friends.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]The desire to realize your plans will be stronger if you make your promises public. Tell your friends about them – and acquire not only additional motivation, but also like-minded people.[/perfectpullquote]
from the social network message for the 2018 flashmob

However, in August 2018, VKontakte allowed users to close the profile for all who are not friends – this is how the social network fulfilled the promise that it made after resonance due to extremism cases about posts and memes on users’ pages.Because of this, the meaning of the flash mob is partly lost: you can no longer see the promises of all users.. Moreover, it will be impossible to find out about the most popular promises – such collections were released after the New Year. In 2016, users could only hide posts on the wall from all who are not friends.

In “VKontakte” confirmed , that promises will be hidden from those who are not friends, if the user has closed his profile.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]If the profile is closed, then the post with promises will be seen only by his friends (that is, those whom he indicated in the settings). There is no difference from any other content.[/perfectpullquote]
VKontakte press service

Despite this, a lot of users can be found on the flash mob hashtag, who have begun to make promises.

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