MSQRD - Live Filters & Face Swap for Video Selfies

App review by
Patricia Montic..., Common Sense Media
MSQRD - Live Filters & Face Swap for Video Selfies App Poster Image
Fun photo app has masks, animations, social sharing.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

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

Ease of Play

Just flip through the masks and move your face into the frame. It's super easy to take photos, make videos, and share your creations.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that MSQRD - Live Filters & Face Swap for Video Selfies is a photo and video app that lets you use your device to put a digital mask on your face on-camera. There are a series of built-in masks, some of which have interactive animation features. You can save the photos or videos to the device's camera roll or share them to social media. Since they promise to update the effects regularly, it's possible that iffy content could appear with an update. There's no privacy policy or terms of service on the developer's website, and it's really easy for kids to share images to social media, so proceed with caution.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byalphaz May 13, 2016

MSQRD - Best video selfie app

I have use many face warping apps. But nothing is so powerful like msqrd. I recommend everyone to have try. Here I have found the latest version of MSQRD apk:... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old May 24, 2016

Great for kids!

It is really fun using this app. You can add really cool effects to your pictures and all my friends and I really enjoy it!

What's it about?

MSQRD - LIVE FILTERS & FACE SWAP FOR VIDEO SELFIES (MSQRD = "masquerade" with no vowels) that lets users play with a series of digital masks on their devices. Scroll across the bottom of the screen to pick one of the mask options, and then move your face (or two faces) into the frame and see what appears. Some masks come with instructions -- tilt your head down to flip on Iron Man's mask -- and others simply layer hair, facial features, and animal heads onto your face. If you enable the app to access your photos, you can record yourself wearing a mask or snap a photo. Then it's up to you to share those images via social media, if you like. 

Is it any good?

There are some super-cool effects built into this app: It's consistently delightful to scroll through the masks and try out the photo effects, but make sure kids understand what and if they're allowed to post. Some of the jokes here feel a little more geared toward grown-ups, such as a Rastafarian hat or some tiny ears that seem more part of a sexy-cat Halloween costume than a cute dress-up option for little kids. Still, it's pretty fun to try out all these faces, and it can be especially fun for a parent and child to flip through and find the masks that take two faces to activate. Be cautious, though: There's no privacy policy or terms of service available on the developer's website, so that might make this an iffy choice for kids and families.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Talk about sharing things online. What's entertaining and funny to post, and what's not?

  • Families can talk about what it means to take photos and manipulate images. When is that fun, and when might it not be OK?

App details

For kids who love photo and funny apps

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