If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please send us an email using the "Feedback" button on your dashboard inside the Plag app.
When you swipe up, the card you see will be spread to a number of users near you.
When you swipe down, the card you see will not be spread any further from your device.
Shake your phone. No, seriously. Just shake your phone.
Tap on the head symbol on the upper left margin of your statistics screen to view your profile. Then tap “Edit”.
For now, you need to be a staff member to get a verified account.
If you’re on iOS: Tap the icon that looks like a notepad in the upper right corner of your screen. If you’re on Android: Tap the + sign in the lower right corner of your screen. You can write something, post a picture or a video or create a poll. Just tap the corresponding icon.
Just copy the link from your browser. Now, when you create a new card, this link will appear at the bottom of your screen. Tap to insert it. You will then see a blue button that says "Extract summary". Tap it to create a folded card with text and pictures. You can, of course, edit every part of the folded card. Swipe left to add additional content.
A folded card is a stack of up to ten connected cards that can be unfolded with a swipe and viewed card by card. Create the first card like you usually do, then swipe left. A new card will open. Add text, a picture, a link, a poll or a video. You can edit each card individually.
Tap on the three dot symbol on the upper margin of your card and choose the option “Delete post”.
Expired posts stop spreading and are archived on Plag servers. However, it is still possible to comment on them. As long as the discussion is still alive, cards you subscribed to will show up in your “Latest comments” section.
Put your finger on the comment you want to reply to. Swipe to the left to see the comment menu. Tap “Reply”.
You can, until some minutes after posting. Just put your finger on the comment you want to edit. Swipe to the left to see the comment menu. Tap “Edit”.
You can post videos as big as 10 MB.
The infection index reflects how many users your cards spread to. It is based on the performance of your own content and the content you spread.
Where a card spreads depends on the user’s location and a number of additional factors. Some of our users are not logged in frequently, some of them already have a lot of cards waiting for a decision. Also, we want to allow your content to spread at optimum speed. That’s why sometimes the first users you infect can be quite far from you.
When you post or spread a card, it’s assigned to a number of users. We can’t be sure that the card will be viewed by every single one of these users – some of them do not use the app frequently, some of them already have a lot of assigned cards and yours is at the end of their queue.
We are tweaking the spreading algorithms right now. Don’t be surprised.
There are two different kinds of areas: topical areas and geographical areas. A topical area is a smaller network inside of Plag. It has no geographical boundaries but is dedicated to a specific topic. Topical areas are created and run by users. Read more here. A geographical area is created by geo-fencing. It allows you to spread and receive content locally. In every other aspect, it works just like the global Plag network. Read more here here.
On your dashboard, you can find a catalogue of all available topical areas. To join, tap the ones you like. To join a geographical area, you must physically enter it and open Plag. After that, you can access it from anywhere.
In the middle of the top column of your compose screen, there’s a drop down menu. Tap it to see all your areas and choose the one you want to post to.
Yes, we can! If you are sure that user density in that area is high enough or know how to increase it, write to us at email@example.com.
On your dashboard, right below your infection index, there is a section labeled “Curation”. Tap “Create new area”. But before you start, be sure to read the Area Management FAQ.
You can find our Terms of Service here.
Everyone should post and spread what they feel the world should see. But keep in mind that the community of Plag is diverse and very international. It’s our duty to make Plag a comfortable and fun experience for all users. For more information, see this blog post.
Tap on the three dot symbol and choose the option “Flag content and report user”. Every report is reviewed by a real person. If the card violates our terms of service, it will be removed.
Put your finger on the comment and swipe left. Choose “Flag”. The comment is then reviewed by a real person. If it violates the Terms of Service, it will be removed.
We do not plan to implement blocking. But you can flag all cards you find unacceptable and report their authors.
Nothing. Every flag is reviewed by a human. If the flagged content doesn’t violate the Terms of Service, it will not be removed.
Users can be warned, temporarily restricted or permanently banned. Which measures are taken depends on the severity and the frequency of the violations.
If a user posts content that doesn’t comply with the Terms of Service, they can be restricted from posting for a certain time. During that time they can still view and comment on other people’s cards. If a user’s comments violate the Terms of Service, they can be temporarily restricted from commenting. During this time, they can still view other people’s cards and post their own.
There are certain behaviours that instantly and forever disqualify people from using Plag: If someone posts child porn, for instance, they will get banned right away and irrevocably. If a user breaks the rules repeatedly despite multiple warnings and restrictions, they will get banned as well. Banned users can’t log into Plag at all.
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not plan to implement a zoom function since it would greatly increase both upload and download time.
We are working on a desktop version with a somewhat limited functionality. To comment, view the statistics of a card or share it on social networks, you will still need your phone.
Tap on the gear wheel symbol to view the settings. Choose “Send email”. Especially if it is a technological problem, this is the best solution. But you can also simply send an email to email@example.com.
We aim to provide Plag at for every major operating system. Right now, we concentrate on iOS and Android.
If you’re using Plag on Android, please join this Google+ Community and follow these instructions to become a beta-tester. You will get access to the latest version of Plag before it becomes available for the general public. If you’re using Plag on iOS and you want to become a beta-tester, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plag has its own voice. It welcomes new users and shows them how to use the app. Sometimes it has news for you. It reacts to what you do and helps you out when it thinks you need support. It might, on occasion, express its opinion on your posts and comments. Read more here
Yes, you can. Write to Elena at email@example.com. Tell her about your plans and don’t forget to include your address.
We don’t. It is too early to think about monetisation. At the moment, we are concentrating on growth and improving user experience.
The Plag legion was a group of users who helped develop and popularize the app. Since we found a more direct way to involve our users in the development of the app, the Legion was discontinued.
If you want to help with translation (even if you just found a mistake and want it corrected), please write to Elena at firstname.lastname@example.org.