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By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Gimmicky tool for connecting with Snapchatting strangers.

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age 18+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+


So dangerous!!!! My daughter used this app and thought she was making friends with a girl. It was a man who coerced her into sending a picture of herself then tried to blackmail her. To the kids saying this app is safe and fun, think again. She thought she was making a new friend with a girl her age. She learned the hard way how wrong she was.
age 18+


Even though I have rated this as 18+ if I could I would rate it to no one and I shall tell you why.. This app is full of scammers and adult industry workers (politely put) I have had 2 people try to scam me in less than 24hrs when I call them out on it they run faster than a kitten being chased by a dog something needs doing about this issue cause there are alot of people especially the younger members who are open to scams and not aware of the implications it can cause them and their families financially or otherwise. avoid this app at all cost please stay safe and keep your family safe.

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.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used 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 (4 ):
Kids say (5 ):

What could be wrong with an app that makes it easy for teens to share personal information with strangers? Hoop. asks permission to connect to a user's Snapchat account, so it has access to that personal information. Still it has users choose an age when creating their Hoop. profile -- definitely a potential safety risk. Within moments of logging on, teens will find dozens of requests to share their Snap username. And they'll be rewarded with points for sharing their Snap with a stranger. Hoop. also incorporates a points system with diamonds, rewarding teens for logging in daily and completing other tasks, similar to Snapstreaks, which have been shown to lead to anxiety and compulsion. Teens are also encouraged to take surveys, which can collect a lot of user data. All in all, there's just not much good that can come of Hoop.

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