Parents' Guide to

Reach - Internet Best Friends

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Matchmaking meets social media, for older teens and adults.

Reach - Internet Best Friends Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

age 15+

This is probably one of the better friend making apps ive seen.

I just got this app not to long ago, and I've already made a few decent friends, and I know they're really people by Snapchat and what not. I think this is a really good app, because you can filter a lot which i really like. Sure there might be some creeps, but in my few days of using this app, I haven't come across any. I highly recommend this app to anyone looking to make friends,

Is It Any Good?

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

A matchmaking tool for finding a best friend online could be the world's greatest gift for introverts or a potentially dangerous situation, so teens and parents should proceed with caution. There are two parts to the app: The interest-focused feeds where teens can connect with others who share that interest are a great place for a meeting of the minds. The focus of Reach - Internet Best Friends, though, is pushing relationships, and that's where most of the comments on the interest pages go. Teens are exchanging Snapchat names, Instagram handles, and even phone numbers. The percentages matching users to potential best friends comes across as forced, since some matches are suggested just because both users picked the same emoji to represent their mood. While Reach - Internet Best Friends might be a fun place to chat, it's unlikely to develop any relationships to best friend status, and its risks outweigh the benefits for most younger teens.

App Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate