noplace, a mashup of Twitter and Myspace for Gen Z, hits No. 1 on the App Store

Noplace, a new app blending Myspace and Twitter, is No. 1 on the App Store, attracting Gen Z with customizable profiles and text updates.

: noplace, a new app aimed at bringing the 'social' back to social media, has reached No. 1 on the App Store. With customizable profiles and features like 'stars' for interests, it offers a nostalgic experience for Gen Z users. Launched by Tiffany Zhong, it competes with apps like Wizz and Yubo and is backed by investors such as 776 and Forerunner Ventures.

noplace, a mashup of Twitter and Myspace designed to appeal to Gen Z, has surged to the top of the App Store following its public launch. The app offers colorful, customizable profiles where users can share interests and real-time activities, reminiscent of early social networking experiences.

Founder Tiffany Zhong, who previously worked at Binary Capital and ran Pineapple Capital, sees noplace as a way to make social media feel more connected again. The app emphasizes text-based updates and uses AI for content curation, distinguishing it from Instagram and other platforms.

Originally launched in an invite-only beta last year, noplace accidentally went viral, attracting early adopters and K-pop fans. Backed by investors including Alexis Ohanian's 776 and Forerunner Ventures, the app has raised over $19 million, positioning it as a strong competitor to friend-finding apps like Wizz and Yubo.