Oevo - Create 7 Second Videos

App review by
Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Glitchy video-creation app is invasive, risky.

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

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

Android version works sporadically, if at all, and iOS version wouldn't allow reviewer to create an account.

Violence

None in the app itself; user-made content could contain imagery or references to violence.

Sex

None in the app itself; user-made content could contain sexual imagery or references.

Language

None in the app itself; user-made content could contain in appropriate language.

Consumerism

Coins for purchase, and users encouraged to earn real world money with "likes."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

None in the app itself; user-made content could contain imagery or references to drugs, alcohol, or smoking.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Oevo - Create 7 Second Videos is a freemium social networking app that lets users create seven-second videos and share them online. Users over seventeen can earn money by gaining followers and entering themed contests. The app asks for access to phone contacts and suggests profiles for users to follow; it also creates a list of followed profiles for users without their permission. The app can connect to social media, and users are rewarded with app currency for joining the Oevo forum and for following the app on other social media apps. Signing up with a social media account allows access to lots of personal information. Read the app's privacy policy to find out about the types of information collected and shared.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bySaint M. June 1, 2018

Works great for me

I have been using this app for 2 months now on my iPhone and it’s been working great for me. Some of my friends have issues with the android version but I’ve he... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byHvlog June 2, 2018

Great Community to Create and WIn

I really love this app. I've been using it for a few weeks now and the community is great. Creating videos is really easy and the staff is really helpful.... Continue reading

What's it about?

OEVO – CREATE 7 SECOND VIDEOS is the latest video-creation app attempting to replace the now-mostly-defunct Vine. It allows users to create seven-second videos, post them online, and earn real-world money by winning contests and gathering likes and shares. It also holds regular video contests, giving users the chance to win $100 a day, and cash prizes in the thousands for winning larger competitions. Users can search videos by keyword or category and can connect their account to their other social media accounts.

Is it any good?

Though there's some possibility of creativity in this app, the glitchiness, focus on internet fame, and complication of real case (to purchase coins and potentially win) are all downsides for teens. Issues begin when you try to sign up and find the sign up screen might work or might hang indefinitely, as it did both on Android and iOS devices. If you do make it in and try to navigate the menus, there's roughly a 50/50 chance you'll see the next screen. Either that, or the app will shut down completely. Frustrating as that is, it's the least of Oevo's worries. At this writing, the Record button is nonfunctional and makes the app crash, which basically nullifies the app's reason for being. Aside from the app not working properly, it access lots of information, especially if you sign up through other social media accounts. And the consumerism elements of buying gifts, earning money through likes, and winning contests adds a certain appeal for those seeking internet fame, but can lead to risky behavior for teens who want to push the envelope. Like so many imperfect social networking apps before it, Oevo – Create 7 Second Videos has potential and works well for some, but the promises of money, problems with functionality, and privacy risks make it a subpar choice for teens.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how apps like Oevo - Create 7 Second Videos use your information. Do you know when your apps are accessing your personal details? 

  • Discuss making money from social media. What are the advantages to a system of contests like the one in this app? What are the disadvantages? Have you wanted to buy coins? Why or why not? 

  • Think about what it means to create and consume "quality content." Is everything you do worth recording, sharing and watching? 

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free (optional in-app purchases for more content)
  • Release date: December 30, 2017
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Size: 31.60 MB
  • Publisher: Oevo Inc.
  • Version: 1.3.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up

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