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Weverse

App review by
Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media
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K-pop fans connect when translation tool works.

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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

Translation doesn't always work well, so not all posts are in English.

Violence

Possibility for violent content in posts or images.

Sex

Possibility for suggestive photos or comments with sexual content.

Language

Posts and comments may contain language.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Posts or images may contain references to drinking, drugs, and smoking.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Weverse is a social media app focused on bringing together fans for specific music artists or bands. At the time of review, it's mostly for K-pop bands and has a big South Korean audience. To join, users must agree to the terms of service and the collection and usage of personal information and affirm that they are over 16 years old. They can optionally receive push notifications. They can create an account using an email address or by connecting through Google or Twitter accounts. The app features exclusive video series that require an in-app purchase to view. Read the developer's privacy policy for 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.

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What's it about?

WEVERSE is a social media platform specifically for fans of BTS and other K-pop bands (currently TXT and GFRIEND, with others advertised to be coming soon). Teens can connect with other fans of the bands and sometimes with band members themselves via posts. After joining Weverse, teens can choose which artist's groups to join, setting a username for each group. There's also the option to purchase videos, including a docuseries about BTS, Bring the Soul, and a movie, Bring the Soul: The Movie.

Is it any good?

This Korean band fan community is active, but teens may find problems with translation. Many of the comments are written in Korean and users are supposed to be able to tap a button to translate, but it doesn't always work. The money-making heart of the app is the docuseries and movie available for purchase. The artists do post to the boards, and fans can engage with like-minded teens, but some users report lots of glitchiness and a lack of moderation, which could make it less fun. So, even if it is a marketing tool to promote the bands' video series, hard-core fans will likely love the opportunity to connect with the bands they admire.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about their favorite music and favorite bands and look at videos or images posted on Weverse together. Discuss the pros and cons of joining a fan club. 

  • Talk to kids about how artists promote new albums or movies with publicity. Do the artists seem to post more frequently just before a new release?

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