Magisto – Magical Video Editor – Photo & Video App Review

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Magisto – Magical Video Editor – Photo & Video App Review

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Magisto Magical Movie Maker is an app designed to assist someone in making a slideshow or a movie with their own pictures. It accesses you camera roll upon approval and is designated to help you create the perfect slideshow that you want. You can pick the background music and the theme of the slideshow movie. In Magisto, you can highlight the best times of your life and incorporate it into a video. There are over 70M users who use the video editing app.

What You Need To Know As A Parent

As a parent of a child using or thinking about using Magisto, you must know that Magisto creates very entertaining videos. These videos include anything of the users choice from their camera roll, whether it be a beach trip, a happy birthday, or nature. No one has control over the video cuts, the amount of pictures, or the time of the video unless they pay for premium. There are four different account choices. They are guest, registered, single, or premium. Using it as a guest is very limited, and only the paid accounts such as single and premium have control over downloading and size of video. Anyone who uses the registered account can send their videos to social media, save them, and share them.

Content Overview

Upon opening the app, it asks you whether you want to continue as a guest, or register. For ease, guest is easiest to make a simple video quickly, but can only include about 10 pictures and one video. Upgrading to premium would be a great choice if you are a normal user of this application. There is a page down at the bottom that is the news feed button, which shows popular videos from users around the world who post it to the app’s feed. Here you can find different ideas and explore how other people use Magisto to their ability and creativity. The next option is “Explore”, which shows gives a wide arrangement of categories to explore through. Here you can follow channels such as popular movies, editors choice, funny, dance, animals, music, food, travel, and more. By clicking on the different collections, you can reach an arrangement of videos and movies pertaining to that category such as “memories”, which were made with that specific theme. After scrolling through all of those if desired, the next button is to create your own video. You can either select your footage or photos from your camera roll, or you can shoot a video live right on Magisto. Hitting chose footage will take you straight to your camera roll which will give you an option to select multiple at a time. When those are selected, you chose a theme. The themes are…

  • Memories
  • Home Inspiration
  • Get Fit
  • Show us your business
  • Storyteller
  • Chronicles
  • Magisto for business
  • Atlantic Records Music
  • Motivation
  • Pets
  • Hug a Vet
  • Techonomy 2015
  • Dance off
  • Cars
  • Nature
  • Selfie
  • Fashion
  • Cities
  • Back to School
  • Magisto’s timeline
  • Fiesta
  • Food Lovers
  • Brad Paisley
  • Outside Lands
  • Outside Televison
  • Weddings
  • Skydiving
  • and more!

After choosing a theme, the next step is to chose a soundtrack. Different songs come up for each theme and are offered for free. To upgrade to get more songs and download your own just use premium! After making your movie and post it to your profile, a rate button comes up to ensure that you like it. If you don’t like it, there is an option to edit it or delete it from your profile. Magisto is very easy to use and takes you through each step every time. There are no hidden features or anything like that. Premium is the better route to go if you are planning on using this on a daily basis or having a popular account, but guest or registered works just fine as well.

Our Opinion Of The App

We give Magisto a 3/5. Compared to other video maker apps, this one is not the absolute best, and does not include all the features as the other free versions do, but the quality of the work is still great and worthwhile. With a learning rating of 1.5/5, you will learn how to position photos and store certain photos as to which ones look the best and create the best videos along with the theme and music. The easy to use application can be given an overall experience of a 3/5.

App Ratings

  • Overall “Kid Friendly” Rating 50% 50%
  • Amount of violence 0% 0%
  • Level of sexual content 0% 0%
  • Use of bad language 0% 0%


Photo & Video



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Age Appropriateness

Age 13+


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Posted on

January 4, 2016