Roaring K-pop boy band BTS launched Monday an official mobile application channel to connect with fans around the world.
BTS,, has been communicating with fans via such mainstream social media as Twitter and Weibo.
BigHit does not elaborate, but it seemingly strives to create its own “Personal Space” without being unhappy with the existing social networking sites.
“Ever wonder how BTS members are doing? Daily moments shared by BTS members and various contents exclusive only on Weverse. Welcome to the official BTS Weverse,” the BTS Weverse notes.
The septet announced the opening of BTS Weverse, an official fan community based on the application Weverse.
Through the channel, BTS will communicate with fans using text messages as well as video clips and photos, according to Big Hit Entertainment.
The app will provide exclusive content featuring BTS. Posting its first video clip on BTS Weverse, the BTS members said "(the community) will be a space where we and ARMY communicate and share fun."
The members also said, "Let's meet at BTS Weverse."
The membership-based application, available both in iOS and Android systems, is serviced in 10 languages, including Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese and Spanish.
Many BTS fans complained that Weverse did not work properly from Day one as they struggled to sign up. It also said that there’s no internet connection.
Some guessed that servers went down because of heavy traffic load, but BigHit did not explain in detail.
Source: Korean Times, Korea Herald