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Our Review

One of the most significant contributions the Internet gave to our social lives is the plentiful means to interact with acquaintances and get-to-know new friends from all across the world. The general public uses social media networks, but for Fotostrana, it’s mostly for singles looking to hit two birds with one stone—dating while being entertained with fun and games.

Fotostrana, which translates to Photocountry, claims to be the largest entertainment and dating network beloved by Russians, Ukrainians and other foreign members.

But is it? Are love and fun a done deal at Fotostrana? Or are the visuals too good to be true to mask the reality that the platform is a scam? Which is which?

To help you make an informed decision, we checked out every cost and feature of Fotostrana. It’s probably best to read this thorough review before signing up.

New members at Fotostrana in October 2020 in comparison

Here you can see how membership figures at Fotostrana are developing compared to others

Member activity at Fotostrana in October 2020 in comparison

This is how active Fotostrana members are compared to others

Fotostrana Member Structure

Members
100,000 from United Kingdom
Members activity
20,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
50 %
50 %
  • Records over 40 million registrations
  • Top visitors are mostly from Russia and Ukraine
  • Balanced ratio of male to female members
  • Most of the users are aged 25-34
  • Majority of the members access the website via mobile

Just by looking at the website’s name, it is quite apparent that Fotostrana mostly caters to members residing in Russia and nearby countries such as Ukraine. With Russia among the top 10 most populated countries, it’s easy to imagine how Fotostrana was able to gain tens of millions of registered users since its launch.

Despite the platform being in Russian, the premise of Fotostrana attracted quite an international following. It has members from English-speaking countries, mostly the United States and the United Kingdom. Whether or not these members are of Russian descent or not, we don’t know; but it’s nice to see that the platform is open almost everywhere.

Gender-wise, Fotostrana boasts a balanced ratio among its male and female users. For members finding love, this is good news as there’s a higher chance of matching with your preferred gender.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up at Fotostrana

Fotostrana Registration
  • Must be at least 18 years old to sign up
  • 3-5 minutes sign up process
  • The website will generate a password for your account
  • Email verification is required
  • Comes with an option to sign up via other platforms

If you’re Russian, there’s a barrage of ways to register at Fotostrana. You can link any of your accounts on Mail.ru, VK, OK.ru, or Yandex. If you’re from elsewhere, linking your Facebook account will speed up the registration process.

However, if you prefer direct signup, Fotostrana has a pretty straightforward registration. You’ll only need to fill out the form located right at the homepage.

To complete it, provide your name, orientation, date of birth, email address or mobile number, then click sign up. 

The website will then require you to upload a primary photo. You may opt to upload one from your computer or mobile phone or link an image from your social media accounts. 

Supposedly, Fotostrana moderators will check your picture, but during our test, there were no problems. We were able to browse the website, and members were even able to view and rate our display photo.

Once you’re done uploading a photo, the website will prompt you to confirm your account by clicking the link sent via email. Note that your website-generated password will also be included in this message.

Confirm your account and start having fun at Fotostrana.

Making Contact on Fotostrana

Fotostrana Contact
  • Offers quite a plenty of communication features
  • Send messages for free
  • Purchases virtual gifts for a fee
  • Play games for free

Since it is a social media platform, it was quite expected that Fotostrana would have quite a lot of communication features for its members’ enjoyment. True enough, users can spend time doing any of the following activities:

  • Messages 

To our delighted surprise, messaging at Fotostrana is free. Apart from exchanging text messages, you can also send funny GIFs plus friendly or suggestive smileys. For added interaction, you may also invite him or her to play a game, attach up to ten photos, and even an audio recording—all for free.

The website also allows you to send virtual gifts in the form of creative stickers or even game items. If you wish to be this thoughtful, you’ll need to pay for your chosen item accordingly.

  • Photos 

The platform translates to Photocountry, so expect that there would be loads of images—fun and naughty alike. You can join photo contests or rate and comment on pictures to get more interaction with other members.

  • Games 

There’s quite a lot of games you can play at Fotostrana. You get your usual RPG and card games, but for people who are interested in flirting, there’s quite a selection of love-related games. You may even interact with other players through the group chat that will be activated whenever you play. So far, joining one is free, but items and other add-ons will require you to pay accordingly.

  • People 

To easily meet members you may find interesting, the website has a tab called “People.” This section doubles as a directory and search filter so you can further select members according to your preference or criterion. You can even add a user you find interesting to your Favourites list, for absolutely no-charge, so you won’t need to search for them again.

Contact-wise, it’s quite easy and fun to interact with others at Fotostrana. However, apart from concerns such as language barrier, the website seems to be most used to find new friends, people you can hang out and have fun with, not potential mates and lovers.

Fotostrana Profile Quality

Fotostrana Profile
  • Easy-to-supply and edit information
  • View profiles for free
  • Profiles are not detailed
  • Opt to browse in stealth mode for a price
  • Does not offer a way to verify profiles

    You usually go to a member’s profile to learn more about them, but in this platform, information is limited. 

    The only details you’ll see are the member’s photos, name, age, and location. The member may also reveal his or her date of birth, vices if any, sport, and interests when it comes to music, movies, television shows, and hobbies. And that’s all of the information you’ll see.

    Granted, messaging is free so you may take advantage and get-to-know the user by just initiating a conversation.

    As for the claims regarding bogus accounts, we are inclined to believe that it is possible. It’s quite easy to sign-up, and there’s no verification process apart from the confirmation you’d have to do upon registration.

    Suppose you want a little security while at Fotostrana, being a VIP member helps. With your paid membership, you can flaunt your VIP badge (and subtly tell the message that you’re a real account) or browse anonymously with the premium stealth mode.

    Fotostrana App

    Fotostrana Mobile
    • Comes with a downloadable app for iOS and Android users
    • But the app is available for users living in and outside of Russia
    • It also offers users a mobile-friendly web design
    • Desktop functions are all available on mobile
    • Sleeker and updated compared to its desktop counterpart
    • Challenging to navigate because the app is in Russian

    It’s easy to understand why users of the website prefer using their mobile phones to browse it: there’s a free-to-download mobile app for both iOS and Android users. If not, the site has a mobile-friendly design so users can use their mobile browsers.

    Compared to its desktop counterpart, the app is sleeker and updated. All of the functions you enjoyed on the desktop will still be available on mobile, so you’re not missing out.

    The app would have been godsent if only there weren’t as many ads clouding the screen now and then. Plus, for non-Russians, changing the language to English is proving to be a challenge. It’s understandable because Fotostrana is a Russian app; but knowing that they have a demographic who speaks not one word of it should have been enough reason to make the English language setting, or translations at the least, accessible.

    Fotostrana Real Life Review

    “I love the idea behind Fotostrana. But for users who do not speak a word of Russian, getting around is hard. I don’t trust the translations; plus, I feel like I shouldn’t oblige my match to try speaking in English. The platform is obviously not tailored for English-speakers. It’s interesting, but I have quite a lot of adjusting to do.”

    - Lester, 28

    Design and Usability

    Upon browsing, we can’t help but feel that the website’s layout looks familiar. When browsed on desktop, the site looks like an older version of Facebook before it was updated to its rounder and much more playful vibe of today.

    Because it looks familiar, browsing the website wasn’t difficult even if it was packed with features and translated (literally) from Russian to English. Members, regardless of age and tech-savviness, won’t have much of a problem navigating the platform.

    A minor beef we have with it though is the ads. There are times when these materials take up space. Sometimes, we can’t differentiate which is an ad and a feature; since the website is in Russian, there are times when the ad won’t be translated—the language barrier makes it harder to confirm if it’s an ad or not.

    Fotostrana Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Registration
    • View profiles
    • Direct and group chatting
    • Send photos and stickers
    • Play games
    Fee based Services
    • Stealth mode
    • Boost your profile
    • See who wants to meet you
    • Disable ads
    • Purchase virtual gifts
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
    VIP Membership
    1 Week1.55 GBP / Week1.55 GBP
    1 Month4.44 GBP / Month4.44 GBP

    Is Fotostrana expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Fotostrana is low-priced.

    Fotostrana Cost GB
    Payment Options
    • Credit Card
    • Via Mobile Phone

    Fotostrana’s paid subscription is called VIP, and it can cover one week or one month—depending on your preferences and needs.

    If you’re a Russian subscriber, there’s a variety of ways to pay for your purchase. For those residing elsewhere, the website accepts payment via credit cards and SMS, that is your country supports the service.

    Since the subscription period is quite short, you may opt to renew your VIP membership automatically. To do so, tick the box saying “Renew VIP status automatically” located at the bottommost part before you checkout. 

    To cancel your existing subscription, it’s best to get in touch with Fotostrana’s Customer Support for faster action.

    Special Features

    As a social and dating platform, Fotostrana has several features to amp up the member’s experience:

    Photo Contest

    Moderators and members rile up the friendly competitions by starting photo contests each with its theme. You can gain more fans by joining one, or interact with others by rating pictures or commenting on them.

    Interesting News

    In social media speak, Interesting News is your news feed. Through this function, you stay updated when it comes to what your matches are doing at Fotostrana. You can see if they uploaded new photos, played new games and such.

    Virtual Gifts

    One way to gain attention at Fotostrana is to send your matches with virtual gifts. You can choose one in the form of dating-related items like roses or chocolates. If you want to be a practical flirt, you can send them game items instead. Either way, the recipient will no doubt feel happy and flattered with your gift.

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 3.5 / 5
    Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 2.0 / 5
    App: 2.0 / 5
    Real Life Review: 2.0 / 5

    Editors Conclusion

    Chris Pleines, Author at Datingscout.co.uk
    With its vast user base coupled with plentiful and free communication features, finding love while having fun seems a possibility at Fotostrana. However, most of the members are more inclined to use the website as a way to pass the time. Also, with the site being more active in Russia, users from elsewhere may not have as many options or chances to meet up with fellow members. Given that most of its functionalities are free, joining Fotostrana may still be a win. Try it now!

    Fotostrana FAQ

    Facts

    What is Fotostrana?

    Fotostrana, or Photocountry in English, is a social and dating platform based in Russia.

    Is Fotostrana legit?

    Yes, it is a legit platform with millions of members from Russia, Ukraine, and other parts of the globe.

    Costs

    Is Fotostrana free?

    Most of its features are free; however, some functions like the stealth mode and ad-free browsing requires you to have a VIP subscription.

    How long are the monthly subscriptions at Fotostrana?

    The VIP membership can cover either one week or one month.

    Will Fotostrana require payment before I can register?

    No, registration is free-of-charge.

    How can I pay for a Fotostrana subscription?

    If you are a Russian user, you may pay via credit card, Yandex, Qiwi, and SMS. For those residing elsewhere, you can avail via your credit card, and if available, SMS.

    How can I disable the automatic renewal at Fotostrana?

    Untick the box signifying you want to renew your membership automatically; this box is located at the bottommost part, in fine print, right before you checkout your purchase.

    Usability

    How can I delete my Fotostrana profile?

    Hover your mouse on your avatar and select “Settings.” Under the “General Settings” tab, scroll down to the links saying “You can hide your page from everyone or delete it completely.” Follow the instructions to finish.

    Can I opt-out of Fotostrana notifications?

    In “Settings,” head to the “Notifications” tab and untick all the notifications you do not want to receive.

    How can I change my Fotostrana password?

    Under the “General Settings” tab, click the link right next to the password to change it.

    How can I change my Fotostrana username?

    Hover your mouse on your avatar and select “My page.” From there, click the “Edit profile” button and you will automatically be redirected to the editing page.

    Can I browse anonymously at Fotostrana?

    Yes, you may, but you need to be a VIP member to activate stealth mode.

    How can I block a Fotostrana member?

    Visit the member’s profile page and tap the dropdown button right below his or her gallery. Select “Add to blacklist” and confirm.

    Can I play games for free at Fotostrana?

    Yes, most of the games can be played for free.

    Is the messaging free at Fotostrana?

    Yes, you can message members for free.

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    Infos

    Company:Fotostrana LLC
    Address:197046, St. Petersburg, Pevchesky Lane, 12, lit. A
    E-Mail:support@fotostrana.ru