Wizz - Make new friends
Buggy chat matches adults and kids, has mature content.
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Wizz - Make new friends
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What’s It About?
WIZZ - MAKE NEW FRIENDS bills itself as a fun and spontaneous way to meet new friends. With this focus in mind, it uses a familiar swipe interface, allowing users to scroll bios and quickly pick and choose who they want to connect with. Once two people agree to be friends, they can freely chat among themselves or organize larger group chats. Users have a profile, which can include pictures, interest tags, and a short biography. Adding more of this optional info to your profile grants you additional access to other users' profiles. Add more pictures, for example, and you'll see more of your potential new pals' pics. Beyond a soulmate-matching mini-game you can play with friends, as well as the ability to share pictures, videos, and gifs over private chats, Wizz doesn't offer much in the way of features that allow users to interact creatively.
Is It Any Good?
The Internet's packed with social media platforms just begging to help us connect with new friends. Wizz – Make new friends attempts to cut through all the competition, putting its purpose right in its subtitle. Sadly, its laser-focus on finding us our new bestie falls way short. For starters, it feels more like a glorified chat app than a full-featured social media platform. Upon creating a bare-bones profile, Wizz allows you to swipe through other users' bios, selecting potential future friends, while dismissing others. Once connected, it's simple enough to talk with your new pals, but there's just not much to do beyond that. Toss in a number of bugs that frequently keep the app's few features from working properly, and even connecting and chatting can be a chore.
Its most glaring flaw, though, is its inability to consistently corral its age groups. While Wizz includes an age verification system that's supposed to vet your entered birth date against a supplied snap of your face, it still allows minors to mingle with adults. When coupled with the occasional inappropriate profile picture -- as well as the many singles looking for a "friend" -- it often comes off as a creepy dating app at best and a downright dangerous social space for kids at worst.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the potential risks and dangers of posting personal information on Wizz -- Make new friends and other social media apps.
What other social media apps are available? Which are more appropriate for minors? Why is it potentially dangerous for kids to interact with adults online?
How are friendships you forge online different from friendships you make in person? Should the two be treated differently? Is it okay to be friends with someone you've never met in person?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, Android
- Pricing structure: Free (offers in-app purchases: 80 WiCoins for $0.99)
- Release date: February 24, 2019
- Category: Social Networking
- Publisher: VLB
- Version: Version 4.4.6
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 13.0 or later, Android 5.0 and up
- Last updated: May 18, 2021
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