This solid, fun video editor has lots of cool features teens will love but plenty of mature content. Teens who enjoy creating content will find Lomotif – Music Video Editor to be a fun platform full of cool ways to edit material in order to create original clips. It offers a pretty comprehensive collection of GIFs, animated stickers, filters, and other editing effects. The music collection is also on point. Trending music is listed, and songs are organized by genres and topics, making it easy to sift through the wide collection. Kids can play with video or compile pictures to create content, which provides more options. The scratch editing feature is fun, creating a music video with quirky movements and pacing. The app definitely offers enough options to keep users entertained and creative juices flowing. The "features" feed, "following" feed, and ability to search content using hashtags also provides kids continuous access to other creative minds.
Sharing via Lomotif has its pros and cons, which depend on how comfortable families are with social media and sharing features. The app offers kids the option to share their camera roll with friends so that they can co-create content or their friends can use their material to create clips. Families may be justifiably wary of kids openly sharing their camera roll with others or vice versa. And sharing so easily to other platforms can also pose some concerns for families. It's an open platform where people express themselves freely, but some content may be too risky for kids or younger teens. There are clips that celebrate use of alcohol or drugs, or are overtly sexy. There's no filter or oversight on comments. Profanity, unfriendly language, and/or provocative language appeared frequently in comments. Also, there's no clear way to report inappropriate or concerning material. Overall, Lomotif – Music Video Editor is an awesome tool for creating content and playing with images, but the community component is best for mature users who can sift through all the risky material.