Parents' Guide to

Kwai - Video Social Network

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Tik Tok wannabe with no privacy controls not for kids.

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While this app offers fun features for video and photo creation, privacy concerns and lack of originality hold it back. The video-creation tools are almost identical, if inferior, to TikTok, and the photo editing is like Snapchat. Both of those apps have privacy concerns themselves, but Kwai - Video Social Network offers nothing more impressive. Since it does integrate with Instagram, teens could create videos and photos using Kwai to post only for themselves to view on Kwai and share with friends on Instagram, since at least it has more granular controls over who can see your content. But with the added complication of using your location, the lack of a friends-only account option, and the violation of the law in terms of blatantly allowing kids under 13 to sign up, this one is probably best to avoid.

App Details

  • Device: Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: September 11, 2019
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Version: 2.24.5
  • Minimum software requirements: Android 4.3 and up
  • Last updated: October 3, 2022

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