Hi, we’re Beams 👋.
Never Stop Evolving.
“Though we have come a long way, we haven't quite worked everything out. So there is plenty left for you to do.” — Oliver Jeffers
Our mission is to connect people through their passions.
With Beams you evolve, and never stop.
You can start endless Beams, in any direction.
We are a small international team who bonded over this shared mission. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and care about our planet and the people in it for who they are.
This is Beams
Beams is a new social app which allows you to connect with others through passions.
Open your first Beam now! Here’s how:
Create a post
A post on Beams is the small detail that lives in a beam. In a post you can add an image, a caption and a location.
Add your post to a beam
Now it’s time to link your post to one of your beams. When creating a new beam you can add a title, summary and cover photo.
And there you have it, you just created your first beam. Now your friends can follow the beam and see updates when you add posts.
This is our first version of the app, and with your help over time it will get better. If you’d like to try out Beams, please download the app and do get in touch if you hit any snags or have any immediate feedback. We want to hear from you!
Our editorial values
We want to create a space where you can find others based on what you’re into in a safe environment which promotes a diversity of interests. Our guidelines underpin our values of being open and inclusive, community-driven, embracing life, and protecting the world around us.
We celebrate life
When we connect through passions, whether its with our best pals or new connections, we feel on top of the world. We want to instil our communications with our optimism, energy, awe and thirst for life and all its diversity. We know when to celebrate success, and we celebrate it together. Internally, we celebrate both individual achievements as well as the success of the team.
We are diverse and complex
We know that everyone is different and we celebrate the fact that each individual life has its own twists and turns, there is no single pathway. We don’t see the world as a single place or location, it’s always seen through each individual life and eyes. We want to encourage creativity through seeing the world in different ways. We celebrate diversity of perspectives in our team and in our social app.
We’re our community champions and biggest fans
We are the biggest fans of people we work with and the people who use our product. We want to know everything about what you’re into. We’ll listen to your concerns, want to hear your ideas, and ultimately we do what we know is best for the community at large. We care for each others’ wellbeing and the success of each individual and the team. Our passion for the people who are our people should underpin all our communications.
We’re open, honest & inclusive
Internally we value being open, honest, and your real self as colleagues, just as we would like to see on our platform. This translates to all external communications. Our community should feel free, valued and understood. We want to make spaces which allow for freedom of self, diversity of interests and feel inclusive, in a way which is not polished, curated, exoticised, tokenised or fetishised. We want our editorial spaces to be safe spaces, for everyone. We cover a wide range of experiences, backgrounds and ideas which represent and reflect our global community. They are also open spaces where opinions can be shared and respected.
We care and feel a sense of responsibility for the world and our environment
We feel a deep sense of responsibility towards our planet, and to limit damaging impact on our built and natural environments. We want to act in a way which is conscious about our resources, and encourage everyone in our team and community to do so. We want to create a new app which is socially responsible too, taking into account the current landscape of our world which affect how we interact with each other.