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Avoiding User Friction: How NexusUVC Enhances User Retention

· 5 min read
Erdit Llugiqi

Avoiding User Friction How NexusUVC Enhances User Retention

Differentiating between real humans and fake bots shouldn't be that frustrating. Let's be honest here, sometimes we go through a headache trying to solve a CAPTCHA. Be-it trying to know which squares show the "bear riding a unicycle", or whether the random combinations of letters you have to enter are uppercase or lowercase - this time period where you are debating with yourself on what to press or enter, or having to restart the CAPTCHA entirely because you made a mistake, is what we refer to as "User Friction".

User Friction is a massive problem for businesses, user frustration means users are less likely to go through with using your service, leading to a decrease in conversion rates and also potential revenue loss. In a world where every click matters, the last thing you want is to lose a customer over a confusing CAPTCHA.

NexusUVC, our in-house CAPTCHA service, was engineered to combat this user friction and create a service that is far more intuitive, and far faster. Humanity wastes about 500 years per day on CAPTCHAs1, with an average resolution time of conventional CAPTCHAs being 32 seconds1. NexusPIPE takes just two to three seconds to resolve on average - on average, that's a 1600% speed difference. But how?

The Challenge of Traditional CAPTCHAs

CAPTCHAs, or Completely Automated Public Turing tests to tell Computers and Humans Apart, were introduced in the early 2000s as a security measure to prevent automated bots from abusing online services. They have since become a common feature on websites, requiring users to solve puzzles that prove they are human.

The original idea behind CAPTCHAs was to create challenges that were easy for humans but difficult for computers. However, as bots became more sophisticated, the complexity of CAPTCHAs increased. This led to several challenges:

  1. Growing Complexity: To keep up with evolving bot technology, CAPTCHAs have become more intricate, often leading to confusion for users. The distorted text and ambiguous images can leave even genuine users puzzled.
  2. Exclusion of Certain Demographics: The complexity of modern CAPTCHAs can be particularly harmful to certain groups, such as the elderly, the visually impaired, or those with cognitive disabilities. The challenges may become insurmountable barriers for them, leading to exclusion from online services.
  3. Time-Consuming: The increased difficulty means users may have to spend several minutes deciphering the challenge, leading to impatience, frustration and user friction.

These factors contribute to a growing disconnect between the original intent of CAPTCHAs and the user experience. While they were designed to enhance security, the increased complexity has often led to user dissatisfaction and potential abandonment of the site or service.

NexusPIPE's CAPTCHA: Reducing User Friction

NexusUVC kills all these problems with one stone - offering a simplistic puzzle-style CAPTCHA for your users that can be solved extremely easily. NexusUVC is designed to tackle the problem of user friction head-on, providing a user-friendly experience without compromising on security. Here's how:

  1. Slide To Complete: It doesn't get easier than this! Your user simply slides a puzzle piece into a puzzle slot, and if they do so correctly, they are let through. That is it, no AI-generated images to confusingly choose, no text to type out, or audio to repeat.
  2. No-CAPTCHA: "No-CAPTCHA" is a term that simply refers to a CAPTCHA system where the user is not required to solve anything to pass through, instead, there are various security checks behind the scenes that ensure the user is a human. Oh, and we don't charge anything extra for our No-CAPTCHA either!
  3. Accessibility Focus: By purposefully catering to all users, including those with disabilities, NexusPIPE ensures nobody has to go through long lengths to get passed our CAPTCHA and verify their identity.
  4. Privacy: We never collect your data for advertising purposes or for intent to sell, we prioritise privacy and have full compliance with global data laws - our focus being on whether you managed to navigate the UVC successfully or not!

Not only this, UVC comes equipped with two ways for your users to complete the CAPTCHA - either by dragging the puzzle piece itself or by dragging the slider to align the puzzle piece. Making it even easier for people to get the hang of it.

Benefits of less user friction thanks to NexusUVC

NexusPIPE's CAPTCHA not only enhances the user experience but also brings tangible benefits to businesses, benefits you didn't have to lift a finger for!

  • Improved User Retention: By reducing frustration, users are more likely to stay on the site and complete their intended actions.
  • Higher Conversion Rates: A smoother experience leads to more successful registrations, purchases, or other conversions.
  • Positive Brand Perception: Offering a user-friendly CAPTCHA reflects positively on the brand, building trust and loyalty.

NexusUVC is a modern, sophisticated, and professional take on the CAPTCHA, it's going to be completely customisable, available in multiple languages, and beautiful in order to smoothly fit your website.


User friction is a real challenge in the digital landscape, and traditional CAPTCHAs often exacerbate the problem. NexusPIPE's CAPTCHA offers a refreshing and innovative solution that prioritises user experience without sacrificing security.

By focusing on reducing user friction, NexusPIPE's CAPTCHA helps businesses retain users, increase conversions, and build a positive brand image. It's a solution that aligns with the needs of both users and businesses, creating a win-win scenario.

Ready to say goodbye to user friction with NexusPIPE's CAPTCHA? Explore our cutting-edge solution here.


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