Unsurprisingly, the app has been compared to Clubhouse in its approach to limit downloads to an invite-only approach.
Dispo works like a disposable camera. Users take photographs but have to wait 24 hours before they appear in their feed.
There’s also a public photo album users can contribute toward called Rolls. This puts the app in competition with Instagram – functioning much like a social media network. Early trials show that users are also using Rolls to make fun of one another.
Influencers and users can collaborate in this way by sharing photos with one another.
Founded by YouTuber David Dobrik, the app raised $4 million in seed funding in October 2020 led by Seven Seven Six.
Supporters of the app also include Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian.
Dispo says it is using the funding to expand its team and tools.