Parents' Guide to

Twitter #music

By Kim Alessi, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Good tool for sharing music, but watch privacy concerns.

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TWITTER #MUSIC is an appealing way for teens to explore music that's currently popular on Twitter. Like its mother site, Twitter #music is follower-inspired and lets teens express their musical tastes and check out those of others through a social media platform. Just don't rely on it as a music player because it doesn't allow teens to access online radio stations or create playlists of music. Instead, Twitter #music is all about finding music that's being tweeted about so teens can share (or buy) tracks.

Twitter #music selections are limited to 30-second snippets. Full-length songs are only available through subscriptions to Rdio or Spotify. While teens can explore music in-app without a Twitter account, Twitter #music highly encourages teens to engage in social media behaviors -- the numerous "follow" and "tweet" buttons everywhere scream out for participation. Tried and true Twitter users may enjoy tweeting about trendy music, but real music lovers of any age will be disappointed by the app's limitation of selections, genres, and song length.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: April 20, 2013
  • Category: Music
  • Publisher: Twitter, Inc.
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later
  • Last updated: April 9, 2019

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