Hello Is a Social Network Created by the Founder of Orkut

Orkut was a famous and popular social network that was shutdown by Google in 2014.

With over 300 million users, it was essentially the first popular social network after mySpace.

It was created by a Turkish engineer Orkut Buyukkokten as part of Google’s 20 percent project. This project at Google has its employees spend a fifth of their work time on whatever they like, just not related to work.

For fans of Orkut, there is some good news.

Presenting Hello.com

Orkut Buyukkokten announced the creation of another social network from the ashes of the previous network. In a letter aimed at Orkut users, he elaborated on Hello.com’s mission.

So to all my friends, thank you for making orkut such a loving community. I’m so blessed to share this world with you. As a token of gratitude, I am making a new social network just for you. I’m not so good at goodbyes, so I’m calling it hello. hello is the next generation of orkut.

Features of Hello

Hello is similar to Google+ in some ways. It offers communities called “personas” which are your passions or interests for example cooking, traveling, gaming etc.

It lets you connect to people who share similar interests in the same way. Those who share personas with you (called potentials) will be recommended as connections for you.

You can also get a personalized feed of content like the news feed on Facebook, based on your interests.

It also offers leaderboards which are for the people in a persona. They are ranked depending on interactions with the persona and other people who are part of the persona.

You can check it out at hello.com. It offers Android and iOS apps, both of which aren’t available for download in Pakistan yet. You can, however, test the Android version via the app’s APK here.

A techie, Overwatch and Street Fighter enthusiast, and Sub Editor at ProPakistani.


  • Imam Bux Mallah

    Regardless of success or failure of “hello” whatever, there is never too late in technology. Facebook, Youtube etc every site is beatable any time.

  • should have used the easy terminologies, instead of persona and potentials,it creates difficulty in adopting and understanding (same like google+)

  • Saad Thahim

    Wow proPakistani.

    This social network is not for Pakistan.

    • Taha Najam

      How do you figure?

      • Just downloaded.. Pakistan is not included in the countries under verification. Until n unless verified, it can not be used :p

  • Kazim

    Does not have Desktop version?

  • Kashif Shahzad Rajput

    this is not available in pakistan