App review by
Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Potentially mean-spirited app makes people look fat.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 6 reviews

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Educational Value

FatBooth wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

Ease of Play

Just frame a face, snap a picture, and shake your phone to make the subject's face appear more plump.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that FatBooth is a fairly harmless entertainment app, but that it could be used in mean and offensive ways. Its only function is to make a person look fatter than he or she really is. It could prove harmless amusement in some social circles, but it could also be used to insult people or make fun of strangers. The app has built-in tools to allow sharing of the fat images on Twitter, Facebook, email, and MMS.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 4-year-old Written byamoffat July 15, 2010
its so funny and its great!! super fun and you can do anyone you want as long as you have a picture of them!!
Kid, 12 years old December 26, 2011


It's great and really funny! As long as you know the person and know that they won't mind, it's a on for 4&up !
Kid, 11 years old April 6, 2011


Just for fun. But gets boring very quickly. They do the same thing to every face. It can be funny, nothing good or bad about this app. Just plain funniness.

Is it any good?

FATBOOTH is a one-joke app that transforms portrait subjects from normal size to fat size. It's simple to use; just frame a friend within an oval shown on your iPhone's screen, snap a picture, and then slide the markers for eyes, mouth, and chin over the appropriate areas of the subject. Then shake your phone to switch between normal and fat versions of the person in the photo. You can save the fat pictures and send them to others by tapping icons for email, Twitter, and Facebook at the bottom of the screen. It works well enough for what it is; subjects look authentically obese. However, most people will grow tired of in minutes, and those who don't will likely use it only to make fun of the people they morph into more obese versions of themselves. There's really not much to recommend it.

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