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By Matt Cabral, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Fresh take on pic sharing has language, suggestive content.

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Is It Any Good?

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Among the many photo-sharing apps available, this one has a fresh take, but it still has iffy content. On the surface, Poparazzi looks fairly standard. But once you download it -- and get past its rather intrusive request to access your contact list -- you'll find that it's a pretty brilliant subversion of our selfie-obsessed culture. The point of Poparazzi is to take and post, or "pop," pictures of your friends, basically turning you into its namesake. Not only does the concept refreshingly turn the tables on the idea of posing for flawless selfies and carefully curating a perfect profile, but it also makes for a fun, new way to socialize with friends who otherwise might have their faces buried in their own devices.

Of course, while snapping candid pics of unsuspecting subjects can be a blast, it can also lead to some embarrassing posts. In this way, Poparazzi is at its best when used among a close-knit group of friends who are totally onboard with the concept. Users must follow each other to share each others' photos, but your mileage may vary with photo-shy friends who reluctantly signed up for the "fun." Profiles can also be followed -- even if the follow isn't reciprocated -- meaning that anyone can pretty much limit their participation to lurking. Poparazzi certainly isn't for everyone, but for the free spirit with a like-minded social group, it offers a fantastic twist on a formula that's starting to feel as dated as an old Polaroid.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: June 24, 2021
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Publisher: TTYL Inc.
  • Version: 1.0.11
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 13.1 or later; Android 4.2 and up
  • Last updated: October 7, 2021

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