Twitter – Social Networking App Review

Powerful social tool, but use privacy settings. Gives This A 4/5 Overall Rating.

Quick Content Overview of What Your Child Will Experience:

  • App Play Simplicity: 3
  • Level of Fear and/or Violence in App: 3
  • Amount of Sexual Content: 3
  • Level of Bad Language: 3
  • Amount of Drug Use and/or Smoking: 3
  • Amount of Consumerism: 3

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Apple App Store | Google Play | Amazon App Store

Some Things To Keep In Mind

Parents need to know that this is the official Twitter app for mobile devices. It lets you do virtually everything you can in the browser version, including posting 140-character updates (known as “tweets”), viewing friends’ feeds, sending private messages, searching, uploading photos, and following links. The app can post the user’s location (street name and city) with each tweet, but users must opt in to this feature. The recent addition of native video also has resulted in many more video ads appearing in the app, and they autoplay unless that feature is disabled in settings. Additionally, users can conduct a group private chat — not visible to outside users — which might worry some parents. Parents can talk to teens about choosing privacy settings that keep their tweets within a known group of friends; they also can talk about other ways to protect their privacy and safety online. Live-streaming features such as Meerkat and Periscope may contain all manner of content, so keep that in mind as your teens use Twitter.

Twitter is a Social Networking app that is designed for those 15.  The app has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 and a learning rating of 3 out of 5.

Twitter is available for Free On The Following Devices:

iPod Touch

Kindle Fire


Our Thoughts on the Level of Engagement:

Twitter is one of the most engrossing social media platforms among young and old. Given its “on the go” nature, it makes sense for the company to come out with an official app for mobile devices.

The Support Level for Twitter is about a 3 out of 5.

The interface — which utilizes stacked windows to display information — is elegant for the most part, although having to pinch and drag to open user profiles and retweet/reply can be awkward, since it’s easy to click on an active link by mistake.

We’d like to thank C.S.M for providing some of the information on this page.