YOLO is an anonymous question and answer app that uses Snapchat’s platform. With it, users can post a question to their Snapchat Story and receive responses without knowing who sent what. While users can create a custom Q&A, YOLO also has its fair share of suggested questions, like “Tell me something I should know,” “What obvious hint did I miss from you?” “Who is the most likely to date me?” or “What is your most creative way to cheat on an exam?”
Why you should be concerned:
YOLO recently added a new group chat feature to encourage more interaction between users. The app’s creators also decided to add their own special twist. In YOLO’s group chats, users can unleash an anonymous “Superpower” once every hour. A user can send a secret message in the chat, proclaim their love for their crush, or submit an idea without exposing who typed it out and hit send.
Besides meeting strangers, YOLO’s anonymous format also allows users to send hateful messages without exposing their identities. The creators are working on fixing that, but it’s not a done deal.
Unfortunately, YOLO has no parental controls available. However, in service of user safety, they have teamed up with Snapchat to create a feature that prevents the recommendation of chats between adults and minors.
Check your teen’s phone for YOLO and Snapchat to learn more.
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