We like staying up-to-date on the news, but in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the constant influx of heaviness and negativity is starting to have a serious impact on our mental well-being. Cue this Meghan Markle-approved app.
Introducing Peanut, a moms-only social networking community that was originally founded as the “Tinder for moms.” (Clever, we know.) The app recently launched an all-new “mute keywords” function, which allows users to filter out specific terms, like “coronavirus,” “pandemic” and any other news you don’t want in your feed.
This is a pretty big deal, since many people are expressing disinterest in social media and news broadcasts due to the number of negative stories. Although the function only applies to the Peanut app, we hope it’s the first of many user-controlled features.
“Now, with the world in various levels of lockdown, isolation is even more palpable—and women are using the app more than ever before, with engagement up by 30 percent and a 40 percent increase in content consumption,” the press release read. “From trading homeschooling tips to sharing disappointment over delayed IVF rounds, the app is bringing much-needed community to this difficult time.”
Peanut was originally founded by Michelle Kennedy, who wanted to solve a problem she faced as a new mom: isolation. Shortly after the launch, she wrote an open letter to Markle, who personally called Kennedy on the phone. The duchess not only thanked her, but she also showed her support for the company’s mission statement.
*Downloads Peanut immediately*