Parents' Guide to

Funimate - Be Music Video Star

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Smart video editor makes creativity fun and easy, has risks.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try Photo & Video
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+

Not for younger kids

My 11 daughter had been hiding in her room and kept closing the door. It turns out some "15" year old boy had been messaging her telling her he wanted to do things to her because he'd seen her videos. I really think this app should avoided. Also it helps kids become self obsessed like tiktok.
age 9+

It’s great for kids

This is really safe for kids they are things for kids to look forward to like getting featured with is getting on the like for you page and it’s great it is nice to have kids using it and showing there creativity and publishing there creations to the apps friendly users , it should be from ages 9 -14

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Unclear whether data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

This video editor has lots of features and some privacy options, but there's still plenty of mature content and risks for younger teens. In terms of its quality as a video editor, Funimate: Be Music Video Star offers a wide range of color filters, text, shapes, and particle effects and even lets you create and animate your own stickers from any picture you take. Even better, the app's press-and-hold controls are simple and intuitive. Granted, its audio library is limited to songs by indie artists and complete unknowns, but you can use any audio file stored on your phone. If you're feeling uninspired, themed contests offer creative ideas, and if you're feeling shy or disinclined to share your creations with the larger public, you can save them to your phone or use the privacy settings so only your closest friends have access to them. All that said, there's still plenty to worry about when it comes to your kids interacting with strangers, enduring bad online behavior, and viewing or participating in iffy content. Like other performance-based apps, it's a mixed bag: It allows kids to be creative and have fun, but there's definitely a dark side as well. Still, most videos made with Funimate: Be Music Video Star seem focused on helping users share their talents with the world -- but use with caution.

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