Good idea, poor execution. Genuinely concerned about being unable to delete my account.
The app idea was an interesting concept and I had fun with it for a day or two. Eventually the app lost its fun and I realized there’s not a lot to do with it. Because you are automatically connected to anyone in your contacts, people I barely knew would be on my front page and I could not do much about it. Overall it was not the best so I decided to delete my account. I also fear that because so many people can post onto my page, the floodgates can be opened to account raids that I cannot prevent with photos possibly not even of myself that are graphic or something of that sort. However when I went to delete my account it kept denying me the ability to delete my account. I started by entering my phone number, then using the verification that was sent to my phone number. After all that went through it would simply deny my request. I’m concerned that I’ll be stuck with this app, and due to my fear of an account raid, I refuse to leave my account unattended.
This app is really good. It was super fun to be able to post random pictures on my friends accounts and people reacting to them. I first got the app when the beta version came out and I was overall excited for the release. Once the app released, many spammed all accounts, especially mine due to everyone being able to choose fun “rare” usernames and trying to show it off. Due to other people spamming my account out of excitement while I was asleep,I got banned, but i’ll be patient and wait for the option to appeal. Otherwise the developers worked really hard on this app and it shows and I can’t wait to use it in the future. Happy developing!!
I love the concept of the app and how it’s supposed to capture the moment with your friends without the worry of likes, followers, and etc. I think there should be a feature of allowing to comment so we can engage with that fun memory. I don’t like how it automatically syncs into our contacts as that can still be a safety hazard for people. There should also be a feature of just allowing only friends as in people that follow each-other back to view certain posts that we don’t want exposed to the public. The react feature is not my favorite as it doesn’t really do anything beneficial so instead should be changed to a comment section which I had stated. I also think that short videos should be allowed like 5 seconds or less keeping it simple but still fun.
To those who gave poor reviews due to long wait times to create an account
In reality, this app should have 5 stars. What some fail to realize is that massive server traffic will slow activity and occasionally cause the app to malfunction or crash. This app was entertained on TikTok for quite some time, and when it was finally released, hundreds of thousands of people who pre-downloaded all logged in at the same time. Quite honestly, I am impressed at how well the app functioned despite an incredibly large amount of user traffic. Well done, developers.
Great app but needs improvements
Paparazzi is a very fun app, it’s great if your a little bit younger and can’t get TikTok or Snapchat! It’s free and very easy to sign in! But, It does have a few glitches. Sometimes when you search something up it takes about a minute, usually it only should take a few seconds. I also have a suggestion, maybe make it so you can delete your search history. Obviously I know this app is very new and will have glitches. The last glitch I have seen is that it won’t let me tag anybody after I popped them, I took a picture of my friend and tried to tag them but their name wouldn’t show up. But overall this app is wonderful! 4 stars!!
Extroverts perfect app
It’s more nicer if you’re an extrovert and can hang out with friends. If you’re not the type to take pictures with friends or doesn’t really hang out with them to take pictures then it’s not for you. Also whenever I press the P, I never see anyone else’s pops besides who I know so if you don’t know barely anyone else on the app then you’re kind of left bored. It’s nice in the sense you get to post for your friend but it’s really annoying when your friend still cares about how they look and complains so then they take it off even when you think it looks fine. Literally the whole point of the app is to not care what people think and for people to see you through your friends lens but OK.
By vanessa hutchingson
I tried to delete my account 5 minutes after making it. I went to the official website and clicked on the email found there, emailed them and said I wanted my account deleted. Not two seconds later I got en email back saying “this email address does not exist.” Basically once you have it you’re stuck with it. Also, when it asked me to allow or not allow certain things at the very beginning of creating my account, I said to not allow contact syncing. Yet when I made my account the first thing it did was sync with all of my contacts. This app is literally a way for anyone to post whatever they want about you without you even knowing, you cannot make your account private and I cannot figure out how to delete it. Don’t download.
Good but not Great
Overall the app is awesome. I had so much fun posting images with my friends and seeing how fast I could grow. Although there are some issues with the app. For instance, it takes a very long time to load anything. Whether that is loading someone’s profile uploading a photo or anything else that I could load. Again this app is a very awesome and I love using it and I definitely recommend buying it although the app developer definitely needs to make some bug changes. I hope this was helpful.
Why is app is telling me to check back later?
When I open the app everything is fine but once I press Get Started it asks me for my age, and before you ask yes I am of age to have the app so that’s not the problem. So I put my age in and then it says “Sorry we are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back later.” I was really excited for this app an still am so if some can solve this problem please do so!
DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP
Look this app would be fun if you could make a private account, but for some reason you can’t. This means they will show your posts to anyone and everyone. Unlike instagram where even if you have a public account your posts generally won’t be seen by most people unless you know them. This app shows your posts to absolutely everyone no matter if you know them or not. Then to make it even worse they don’t allow you to delete your account. Yes, I know they say there is a way to delete an account by emailing them but this simply doesn’t work. It either rejects your email or even if they get your email they do nothing about deleting it. And lastly this app is a great way to get screwed over by people.