The Jump App

App review by
Ana Beltran, Common Sense Media
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Customizable social media offers control over friends, feed.

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

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A lot or a little?

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

Educational Value

This app is for entertainment and communication purposes. Some of the community posts on the app may offer insight to certain things, such as life hacks, wood working, and healthy recipes among others. 

Ease of Play

Figuring out how to take advantage of all features and customization tools may require some exploration; however, the app does offer a user guide, FAQs, and text style support.

Violence

User-generated content could contain examples of violence which go against community guidelines and can be flagged by users as inappropriate.  

Sex

User-generated content could contain examples of sex which go against community guidelines and can be flagged by users as inappropriate.  

Language

User-generated content could contain examples of profanity.

Consumerism

Explicit examples of consumerism with promos and product links. Popular companies, like West Elm, REI, Expedition Portal, Harry’s, and Travel and Leisure, advertise on the app and include related links. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

User-generated content could contain examples of substance use which go against community guidelines and can be flagged by users as inappropriate. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Jump App is a social networking platform that aims to create a more personalized experience through its unique approach to virtual community and comprehensive communication tools. The company's mission sets it apart from other social media platforms, promising not to flood user streams with stories determined by algorithms. Instead the app gives users customization tools, giving them control over which friends, topics, and communities appear on their feed. The app calls groups "Jumps," and users can join one of the many existing suggested Jumps representing a variety of interests, or they can create their own Jump and invite others. In addition to customization filters, the app offers over 17 integrated tools. It offers entertainment features, such as Spotify and YouTube. There are also tools that boost efficiency and communication by allowing users to create and share lists, events, files, payments, and polls, among others things, all from one platform. Although user feeds are ad free, the app does include a section where users can browse through content, including articles and videos, created by companies, organizations, and content creators. Under this category, users may see product links and promotions. Read the developer's privacy policyfor details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bySusan4love January 2, 2021

Great new app!

I love this app. There is no other app like this and I just love how I can make jumps about my favorite hobbies like cooking, reading, and DIYs! It’s easy to us... Continue reading
Adult Written byscathapennicat August 2, 2021

Horrible

This app is confusing and not user friendly. Stick with facebook
Teen, 14 years old Written byDoggo2568 January 2, 2021

Amazing!!

I love the jump! It’s super cool and fun. It’s clean and I love having social media that isn’t boring or bad. You should totally get it!

What's it about?

THE JUMP APP offers a customizable approach to social networking. Once you create an account, you'll be prompted to create a profile and add a picture. The tab bar has five categories: the customizable home feed, a Jumps library, original content produced by organizations, brands, and creators, notifications, and user profile. Users can share text, photos, live streams, stories, or post events on their feed for friends to see. Options under "filter feed" allow users to select the friends and Jumps that appear on their feed. Under settings, users can further filter their feed with keyword blocking. Like other social media apps, users can like and comment on posts. Jumps are virtual communities where groups can come together around a particular interest or for a particular purpose. The app invites users to a collection of public Jumps, such as the Plant Based Recipes Jump, where people share and/or learn about vegan or veggie-based cooking. Each Jump has its own feed and a tab for photos, resources, and events. Users can also create their own Jumps and determine whether they are public or private. Here, they'll be able to chat, share information, photos, events, files, and use other integrated resources to communicate with friends in their group. Users have the option to use The Jump App to group chat or for 1-1 communication.

The rocket ship icon on the tab bar takes users to a continuous feed of content by different companies. Rather than embedding ads into the experience, the app gives users control over when they see content created by companies. The Jump App encourages companies to create engaging content, so users will see plenty of informative or inspiring articles or videos on a variety of topics. For example, Family Handyman shares a list of life hacks to make daily chores easier. Along with content, users may see links to other articles, promotions, or product links. If teens run into iffy stuff, they can flag inappropriate content, which is then reviewed by staff to determine if it violates community guidelines, which forbid nudity or sexual content, harmful, hateful, violent content, spam, promotion, impersonation, sale of firearms, and degrading or shaming content.  

Is it any good?

Users will appreciate this fresh take on social media, which prioritizes genuine connection, streamlined communication, and full control of what users see with the use of feed filters. One of the most unique and attractive features of The Jump App is that algorithms don't determine what appears on users' feeds. Instead, users themselves determine what appears on their feed with the use of feed filters, creating a more controlled and personalized experience. Users won't see random posts, rants, or ads on their feed simply because they are popular. Since the feed is customizable, users have the perk of seeing friends' posts or connecting with groups without the external buzz. They can also narrow down the amount of content that appears on their feed by choosing a select number of friends or groups. The Jump App's design and integrated features simplify group interaction. It streamlines communication since many popular tools, such as polls, lists, events, and location sharing can be found on one platform. No need to switch apps, which makes the group chat experience a bit more user friendly. Creating Jumps and inviting friends is simple and help options are readily available if needed.  

Another thoughtful aspect of this app's design is the fact that content created by companies with commercial undertones can be found under its own tab. Users don’t have to see ads unless they want to explore this type of content. The content itself is creative, unique, and informative. It's often linked to existing Jumps and builds off of community interests. For example, foodie Jumps are often linked to food related articles and videos, like How to Make the Best Pizza Dough by Milk Street. Although highly commercial, the product links and promos may come in handy for those feeling inspired by certain content. Families should definitely discuss expectations since kids will be able to navigate to pages where they can make purchases or will see more explicit ads. The app has tons of features and is quite convenient. Navigating all it has to offer may take a bit of exploration and trial. Those seeking a more personalized experience, wanting a bit more control over their social media or functionality of group messages, will definitely appreciate The Jump App's design. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about post and communication guidelines when using The Jump App. What's appropriate to share with friends via social media? What's appropriate to share in public Jumps or communities? How do you responsibly interact with others and have fun while considering safety and privacy? 

  • Talk about ads and discuss expectations for engaging with content that has product links or promotions. How can we enjoy content, explore new products, and interesting ideas while minding family expectations? 

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