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The Explore Tab: Everything You Need, All in One Place

Life just keeps getting faster and faster. In the morning, we rush to call a taxi or top up our transit pass. On the road, we play games or start planning our day. And later, we still have to clean up the house, decide which present to get someone and order food for dinner.

The more you have to do, the more you wish you could just get it all done in one place. Well, your wish has come true with the updated Explore tab, situated second from the left in the bottom menu of the app. The update to this section will appear gradually to everyone that has the new VK app design.

In Explore, youíll find all of the most important mini apps and information. Everything shown in this tab will be adapted to your interests and habits as well as the time of day and popular trends. The more important and useful a certain block is to you, the higher up it will be displayed. And all of this isnít just on the VK app in general ó itís in a single tab. If youíre working or studying remotely due to the coronavirus outbreak, Explore will help you take care of a wide range of everyday tasks.

Letís take a closer look at whatís new in Explore.

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The menu items have been made into icons. This will help you instantly see mini apps that can help you with everyday tasks: booking taxis, ordering food and buying supplies or presents. You donít even have to look for these services in the general catalog. Just click the icon to open the mini app.

In the Today section, youíll see everything that you need in the moment. Want to know if the sunny weather is going to last (and warn friends if it isnít)? Or find out if your favorite team won? Maybe one of your friends has a birthday today? Just open the Explore tab and take a look at the widgets.

Widgets are blocks that display continuously updated information. Users can tap them to access additional features. For example, if you tap the widget displaying sports match results, a mini app will open with more detailed score and match information. And if a friend is celebrating their birthday today, youíll be able to quickly send them a gift using the widget.

And this is only the beginning. In the future, Explore will become more flexible. Itíll get better at meeting your expectations and suggest new ideas about what you can do with your friends. You can already split the cost of taxi rides by using VK Taxi and tell them about the weather on Mars. In the future, youíll be able to compete against your friends, study something together or share experiences with them.

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With the Explore tab, you can do almost anything: look for the tastiest shawarma in your area, buy gifts, schedule doctorís appointments, pay your internet bill, apply for jobs and book your next vacation. When an app gives you the ability to complete thousands of various tasks, itís called a ďsuper appĒ.

VK has been a super app for a while now. On it, we can not only chat and share memes but play games, listen to music and podcasts, and send each other money as well. Even more features were introduced with VK Mini Apps, a platform hosting around 15 thousand mini apps that can be accessed right on the VK mobile app.

The Explore tab is here to offer you the mini apps you need right when you need them. It will be the control center of the VK super app. Itíll allow you to spend less time on everyday tasks and more time on achieving your goals.