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Like - Magic Music Video Editor

App review by
Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Video tool has cool effects, allows creativity for teens.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Educational Value

Created for entertainment and not intended for learning.

Ease of Play

Mostly intuitive.


Some silly effects like bombs exploding or animated knives through the head.


Nothing inappropriate in the app; user-created content could contain sexual references.


No bad language within the app; user-created content could contain obscenities.


Players can pay to own hashtags and earn real-world money by gathering "likes" during special events.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

No references to drugs, smoking, or alcohol within the app; user-created content could contain some.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Like - Magic Music Video Editor is a free video creation and editing app similar to musical.ly - your video social network that lets users star in their own music videos and share them online. All posts are public, though users can control who can message them -- everyone or friends. Because of suggestive content and viewers being able to send messages to individual video makers, it's best for older teens. Viewers can also share and comment on other users' video content, which could result in inappropriate or mean commentary. During special hashtag events, users can earn real-world money by gathering "likes," and the most popular videos appear on leaderboards and on the app's front page. Read the app's privacy policy to find out about the kinds of information collected and shared. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written byLilkyla March 4, 2018

No privacy settings whatsoever

Everything on this app us public. There are no privacy settings. You give your email or phone number to set up an account. No way to delete the account once you... Continue reading
Adult Written byBallistic204 June 21, 2018

On the Fence

Super cool effects, but if you are NOT supervising and overseeing your child on this app at all times, very bad things could be happening. Here lately there has... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old April 1, 2018
Teen, 13 years old Written byRAS 13 October 14, 2018

Good for teens

This app is a lot of fun but there are a few inappropriate things. It is a great app, but you need to be careful. I think it would be good for responsible 15 ye... Continue reading

What's it about?

LIKE – MAGIC MUSIC VIDEO EDITOR offers all manner of fun ways to create short music videos and share them through social media. Choose your music, record your video, and then speed your footage up, slow it down, or add stickers, filters, effects, and explosions to it. In addition to having access to a free music library, you can upload your own music, as well as add animations and effects to existing video. Enter special themed events and earn real-world cash by racking up "likes," and grow your audience by browsing videos made by amateur videographers from around the world. All posts are public, though there is some control over who can send you messages.

Is it any good?

There are a lot of video editing apps floating around right now, and this is one of the better ones. Not only are the tools in Like - Magic Music Video Editor fun and easy to use, but its user base is large enough to make browsing worthwhile. Registration's easy (though the app does ask for your location and wants to connect with your other social media accounts or your phone), and making videos requires only a handful of taps. Stickers work well on the whole, which makes adding top hats and Pikachu ears to yourself and your friends a lot of fun. And video effects, filters, and animations, though imperfect at times, work well enough overall to warrant a good laugh. In addition to music clips of every possible genre, you can beef up your clips with dialogue from popular TV commercials, shows, and movies or create your own audio. The app is meant for teens and above, but there's a good amount of content created by the under-10 set, which is problematic considering the suggestive content inevitably contributed by aspiring pop stars. And while posting silly clips and gathering likes is all in good fun, kids who get mean comments or don't get the likes and leaderboard status they're looking for could feel bad. Overall, however, during the review process, comments on videos were overwhelmingly positive, and mature content was limited. For older teens who understand what's appropriate to post, can keep negative comments in perspective, and are ready for some mature content, it offers a good deal of free entertainment and opportunities for some creativity.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about age-appropriate content in apps like Like - Magic Music Video Editor and setting limits for what's safe and OK to post online.

  • Discuss how "likes" relate to self-esteem. How important is it to your kid to have an online following? What does it mean to get likes?

  • Think about how real-world talent is reflected through online notoriety. Does the one naturally result in the other?

App details

For kids who love social networking and creative apps

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