A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Created for entertainment and not recommended for learning.
Ease of Play
Making basic videos is easyand quick-cut videos are easy to learn.
Violence & Scariness
Because all content is user-generated, the amount of violence will vary. Our review found several violent moments meant to be comedic but in which people could be injured.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Because all content is user-generated, the amount of sexual content will vary. Porn was discussed and masturbation was implied in some clips, though.
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Because all content is user-generated, the amount of foul launguage will vary. Frequent use of "f--k," "s--t" and other profanity.
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Products & Purchases
Because all content is user-generated, the amount of consumerism will vary. Brands are already using the platform as a vehicle, however, and users discuss brands themselves.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Because all content is user-generated, the amount of drinking, drug and smoking content will vary. Some videos show users smoking cigarettes and marijuana.
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Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Just like the original Vine, this six-second video creator hosts a mixed bag of content, but it doesn't add anything new and might have trouble competing with similar apps (cough -- TikTok -- cough). While byte - creativity first is trying to steal audience away from that mega-popular app, it doesn't offer any new features to woo people over. The interface is largely the same. The tools are the same. But the audience is smaller. There's no built-in music to inspire users which might be less enticing to teens who are too young to remember the original Vine. And if you're hoping to escape the bot comments and fake accounts that have overrun Tik Tok, it's already too late for that.
Though there's no music with iffy lyrics built in to the app, a large number of users have embraced profanity, drug use, and crude humor to stand out. For instance, during review there were jokes about incest and masturbation, as well as 'pranks' that could hurt people in the real world. The comments encourage users to "Say Something Nice," but there was little evidence that people were following that advice. Comments are unregulated, as (apparently) is the video content. The lack of direct messaging within the app might ease some parents' concerns, but watch for the online forum where interaction happens. So, while it might eventually grow into a phenomenon like TikTok, and it lacks a few of the features that pain parents, it's still inappropriate for kids.
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