Nanolens | About

About Nanolens


We made Nanolens because people grow into and out of their social groups but there weren’t any products out there that enabled this. Ultimately, we realized there were 2 big problems with group interactions:

I. Groups Disband By Nature

• As people, we grow into and out of our social groups. So why aren’t there any digital products that enable this?
• Interactions end in person when we part ways. But digitally, this isn’t as obvious. How do you end a conversation without leaving someone on read?

II. Group Interactions Can Be Overwhelming

• Group interactions are tangential by nature. How do you find important information in a group messaging thread without having to search?
• Joining or leaving different groups can feel uncomfortable or awkward because the group’s values stay the same when you as a person changes.


Nanolens is a social network for groups that disband. Start private or public parties that disbands after a date or lasts forever. Here’s our full product description:

Nanolens is a social network for disbanding parties. Start or join private or public parties that disband after a set date or lasts forever.

Nanolens is the place to express yourself about the things you care about with the people you love. Post what you're doing in your friends' private 1-week party, create a thread for that disappearing post about politics, and see who viewed your food-photo in the #Food party.

Join Parties You Love
 Parties are private or public groups on Nanolens for people with a common purpose or interest.
 Parties can disband after a date or last forever.
 For close friends make private parties. To build communities, make public parties.
 Give your party a unique name and description and invite your friends to join via Messages.
 Mute parties or accounts you don't want to see in your Discover feed without losing memberships or friendships.

Threads & Views For Permanent or Disappearing Posts
• Create threads with a reply or sub-reply and add messages, links, stickers, photos, or videos.
• See who viewed your posts in parties you sent your posts to.
• Quickly post a photo, video, link, sticker, or messages to multiple different parties at the same time.
• Send posts that disappear by pressing the red send button (arrow pointing up) from the message view.
• Tag your friends with "@" and link other parties with "#" in your posts or messages.

* Shake the app to invite a friend, leave a review, or send feedback.


Our mission @nanolens is to stir fires. The most important aspects of our lives reolve around 2 important questions:

1. Who do I want to get together?

2. Why are we coming together?

Bringing people together with a common purpose isn’t easy. Sometimes, doing this takes time and the purpose might not even be clear at all. But, when you’ve got the right people together, the purpose becomes clear.

And we make tools to help you discover your who and why. Because no one great has ever done it alone. So, we’ve got your back.

Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men.
- James Baldwin