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By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Buggy, anonymous app invites misuse, bullying.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Concerned that kids and teens speak to strangers, adult topics...

So the app allows anyone (adults, teens small kids) to speak to others while hiding his/her/other identity. So really everyone can tell lies, bully, sext talk without any consequences. People do not know if they are talking to adult men, boy/girls or drug dealers posed as kids-and so on... There is nothing good about the app or benefit except to deceive others. It lends itself to explore areas of intrigue without others knowing so subjects usually have an adult topic (sex, drugs, sexual advice, teen secrets , violence, drug, dating or suicide questions) it’s 18+ but teens use it too. Why not tell your identity if you are up to good? Concerning. Some teens are just having fun. But others don’t share they use it, hum, why? Parents beware.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 9+

It’s not that bad

It’s not that bad I can see why some parents don’t want there child using it but there’s much worse then this like inappropriate movies or other anonymous messaging apps but overall kids can get tough skin and report and or block kids from messaging them

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (6):

Anonymity's a proven red flag to online trolls bent on spreading meanness and misery, and this anonymous messaging app takes another ride at this rodeo. Its connection to Instagram opens the door to all kinds of photo and video content it's not responsible for, and though it does contain reporting/blocking tools -- and a "ghost mode" to prevent location tracking -- users can reveal their identities to each other at will. At present, Lipsi also seems to have some bugs in it: Its buttons do inexplicable things like minimizing the app and prompting for codes. Despite a possible moment in the sun, this app's poor interface, bugs, and irresponsible attitude toward its user base make it one of the worst social media downloads available.

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