iFunny :)

App review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
iFunny :) App Poster Image
No joke, this humor app is a rude mess kids should avoid.

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 37 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

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

Ease of Play

Very easy to use. Users scroll through jokes and comments and tap the thumbs up or down to like or dislike. Users can share posts with friends via a number of social networking options. To post on the app, users give access to their photo library and use the iFunny Studio to post a new "poster," "rage comic," or "meme."

Violence

Some of the posts show cartoon images of violence that include blood and weapons.

Sex

Posts contain lots of sexual innuendo (including sexually explicit cartoon images), inappropriate photos that focus on women's body parts in sexual ways, sex toys shown in jokes, and prevalent sexual banter.

Language

The app has a Report Abuse option for "excessive profanity," but what counts as excessive is anyone's guess, considering almost every swear word, including "f--k," "bitch," and "s--t," are used liberally. Generally, anything goes in the comments section. Also, users could encounter examples of hate speech.

Consumerism

A scrolling banner ad appears at the bottom of the screen.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some discussions and images relate to drug and alcohol use.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that iFunny :) is an image-based joke app that's not for kids or teens. There's enough swearing, sexual banter, soft porn images, and rude and hateful comments to negate anything else in the mix that's remotely funny. Teens might see a friend's posts from iFunny :) on social media and think it's an OK source for jokes when it's actually a minefield of mature content. Since users who want to post jokes give the app permission to access their device's photo album, they can post photos of anyone they've taken a picture of on that device to the app.

User Reviews

Adult Written byTruthToTheReviews May 24, 2014

Really read 1 review and did not believe

Ok so one other review (nipsy_) did not tell the truth I own this app it is not loaded with porn it has some what iffy pictures nothing other than like a girl s... Continue reading
Adult Written bynipsy_ August 21, 2013

iFunny is definitely NOT funny!!

This application is absolutely appalling. I downloaded it as a pass-time for study breaks from class and was greeted by not only NORMAL pornography, but CHILD p... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written bya Kool Kid December 27, 2012

Love this App

I absolutely love this app, but i'm not going to lie, it has many jokes about sex and there's a bunch of foul language. People also post pictures invi... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byNo Name, for real. November 17, 2012

What's it about?

The user interface on IFUNNY :) is very simple. Just tap the arrow to move through each frame, joke by joke, and to see the different images that people have posted (some of which are jokes, some are not). Scroll through jokes and comments, tap thumbs up or down to like or dislike. Tap to share jokes with friends via a number of social networking options. Give app access to your photo library to post, and use the iFunny Studio portion of the app to add a new \"poster,\" \"rage comic,\" or \"meme.\"

Is it any good?

It's hard to overstate how much rude and inappropriate content there is for teens to stumble upon on the iFunny :) app. One of the major problems is that the jokes are all intermingled and appear one after another so that a mildly sarcastic joke with a cute image of a dog may be viewed right before a completely crude "joke" that contains profanity and comments that border on hate speech. Another problem is that images of teens (some simply photos of their faces) are interspersed among the jokes, as if people are posting whatever they want from their device's photo library, potentially without the consent of the people in the photos. While this app does have a feature for reporting abusive content, either it's not being used or it's being ignored. Kids and teens should avoid this app.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: November 9, 2012
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Size: 4.40 MB
  • Publisher: Okrujnost'
  • Version: 2.2.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.1 and up

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