Last Updated: October 12, 2015 24

Creating a Vk.com Account

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Vk.com is a Russian social networking site that allows you to stay in touch with people you love, to get to know the people around you, and to meet new people and make new friends. It is a place where you can express your opinions to an interested audience. According to the vk.com website you can use vk.com to:

  • “Find people with whom you’ve studied worked or met on vacation.
  • Learn more about people around you and make new friends.
  • Stay in touch with loved ones.”

Vk.com is fast, modern, and an aesthetically pleasing way to network online. This is the most frequently visited website in Russia.

There are over 110 million users registered on the site, over 33000000 users log on to the site every day, more than 2 000000000 pages are opened daily, around 70% of users live in Russia, 25% of users are from Moscow, and 12% are from Saint Petersburg, and more than 60% of users are over 25 years old.

Signing up for vk.com

There are quite a few steps to complete to sign up for vk.com.

  • Firstly go to www.vk.com to get started. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter.
  • On this homepage you will be asked for your first name, last name, and gender to get started. Indicate these and then click on the “Next” Button.
  • On the next page you will have to select your School Country (which should be automatically detected and filled in for you), your School city, and your school name. And the year you graduated. Vk.com will then attempt to locate any classmates for you. You can also choose to “Skip this step” by clicking on the blue button at the bottom of the page.
  • You will then have to indicate your university. Give the University country (which again should be automatically filled in for you), the University City, the Year Graduated, the Department, and the Sub Department. Again any friends or classmates of yours with the same information will be indicated. “Skip this step” to continue to the next phase.
  • You will then have to enter your mobile phone number so that an activation code can be sent to you. This will not cost you everything and your mobile number will not be given out. You will then be prompted to enter the code, give an email address and choose a password. Your email address is needed so that the verification email can be sent to you and so that you will be able to access your account if you ever forget your password. Remember that the password you choose should be something that is easy for you to remember. At the same time it should also be something that other people will not easily be able to guess. Think about this carefully. Agree to the terms of service. This will complete your sign up and you will be ready to start networking using vk.com.

Logging in to vk.com

To login to vk.com follow these easy steps.

  • Firstly go to www.vk.com to get started. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter.
  • This will take you to the home page. Fill in your phone or email and password in the top left hand corner to login.
  • Alternatively skip the homepage and go to http://vk.com/login.php?u=2&to=c3VwcG9ydD9hY3Q9bmV3 and enter the same information. Both places will give you the option to click on a link if you have forgotten your password.

Searching for people on vk.com

There are a few ways to search for people on vk.com.

  • Firstly you will be given information about people who went to the same school and university as you did during the sign up process. Add these friends before continuing with the process.
  • Secondly you will be able to search for and add friends from your account once you are a registered user of vk.com.
  • Thirdly you can simply click on this link to go to the search page: http://vk.com/search. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter. It will allow you to search for friends even if you do not have an account. This may be an interesting way to see if there is anyone you know using the vk.com system before signing up. Here you can type a name or word in the search bar. You can also specify your search criteria, such as region, school, college or university, age, relationship status, and so on.

Retrieving a forgotten password

If you are in a situation where you cannot remember your password you should click on the “Forgot your password?” link. You will be taken to a page that prompts you to enter the login, email or phone number linked to your account. Once you have done this click on the “Next” button. Instructions will be sent to the login, email or phone number you specified. Follow the instructions to reset your password.

Vk.com Terms of Service

It is very important that you read the Terms of Service as laid out on the vk.com website. You will have to abide by these terms. On top of that it is good to know what the site is promising you so that you can check that they are living up to their promises. These terms can be found at http://vk.com/help.php?page=terms. Read them carefully and consider all of the points under each of the heading. The heading of the Terms of Service are: Terms and Conditions, VK Site Status, Site Administration, Registration on VK and User Status, User Responsibilities, Conditions Concerning Intellectual Rights, The Functioning of VK and User Responsibilities, and Final Provisions. Make sure that you are properly informed about everything contained in these passages and you will be able to make use of vk.com happily.