Now Anyone Can Join Dispo

RIP your 17 unused invites.

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If you need to have your phone chock full of all the latest apps, you probably started wondering how to get a Dispo invite, like, yesterday. Blinked and missed the buzz to begin with? YouTuber and disposable camera fan David Dobrik co-founded an app called Dispo that recreates the film experience for the digital age, complete with having to wait until 9 a.m. the next morning for your photos to "develop." The app combines social networking and unpolished photography in a way that's reminiscent of the early Hisptamatic days of Instagram. Without any filters, editing features, or lens control beyond forward and front facing views and a flash, Dispo aims to create an experience as true to real life as possible.

If you can't wait to get in on the nostalgic action, you don’t even have to find a cool friend who's already on the app and ask them to invite you. On Mar. 9, the app Tweeted that users no longer need an invite to join Dispo — they just need to download the app in the Apple App Store (sorry, Android users).

Dispo's elite invite-only status was part of its appeal, drawing comparisons to Clubhouse. The reason it was invite-only, though, is because Dispo is in beta mode, meaning they were only letting a select number of users on, giving developers a chance to get feedback and work out the kinks so that it runs smoothly when it opens to the public. According to users who hopped on the bandwagon early, it's pretty buggy anyway.

The good news is that you *can* still invite people to Dispo if you want to make sure the squad logs on. Just go to your profile, and go to your settings by tapping the three dots in the upper right-hand corner. You’ll see an option to invite people, where you can select whoever you want to join you on the app and send them a text, inviting them aboard. They’ll get a link to activate their account.

Like Instagram, the app is only as interesting as the people you follow and interact with. So getting your whole crew on Dispo is crucial. What's more, Dispo doesn't have an Explore page, so short of searching for specific users or clicking around your mutuals' pages, you're not going to have much to look at if you don't follow anyone. Unlike TikTok, Dispo is definitely not the kind of app that provides a time-sucking endless scroll of content, meaning, it's not going to dominate your Screen Time. In fact, the app just might inspire you to spend less time looking down and more time looking up for the perfect shot.

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