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Social network Yubl plans European expansion

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Yubl lets users create posts with interactive buttons Credit: Yubl

A British social network that aims to appeal to teenagers disillusioned with Facebook is expanding to Europe after securing £16m in backing.

Founded by Gareth Evans, an entrepreneur who sold his PR firm to ad giant Omnicom in 2011, Yubl lets members create posts that other users can interact with, such as suggesting dinner locations or voting between different outfits.

The app, which launched in the UK earlier this year, enters a crowded space for social networks but hopes to attract young users looking for an alternative to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The app launched earlier this year Credit: Yubl

Facebook, in particular, has been plagued by reports that teenagers have fallen out of love with it as the website s seismic growth has seen it infiltrated by their parents.

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