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Anyone heard of OoVoo app?

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alisont1977 Wed 09-Dec-15 09:04:21

It is a texting app like WhatsApp I think, but is it just for people they already know or can they be messaged by randomers?

Spidertracker Wed 09-Dec-15 09:06:59

I have only heard of it in a letter from DS's junior school advising not to let them use it. Irrelevant to us as he doesn't have a device to put apps on.

alisont1977 Wed 09-Dec-15 09:08:33

Thanks! Life before smart phones was so much easier!

HeyMacWey Wed 09-Dec-15 09:09:55

Ours use it. Video chat and msgs.
You have to accept friend requests before chatting.
I'd be interested to know why your school recommended not using spider

alisont1977 Wed 09-Dec-15 09:15:22

Thanks HeyMacWey. Glad its not some sort of video chat room.

HeyMacWey Wed 09-Dec-15 09:25:12

There are privacy options so only people who know their email addresses can msg them/friend them. Ours use it mainly for group video chats/msgs.

Like anything online there are risks but it's about taking sensible precautions.

NotTheSpiceOfLife Wed 09-Dec-15 09:25:21

My ds uses it to video call me when he's at his dads. I only installed it for that reason. It's just like Skype really.

Spidertracker Wed 09-Dec-15 11:14:08

Just gone back to find the letter it says:
"if your child is contacted by an app called oovoo the material to which they will be exposed is likely to be highly unsuitable"
Like I said that is all I know about it and DS doesn't have any app using devices only the family PC.

HeyMacWey Thu 10-Dec-15 10:59:33

Thanks for going to look for it spider

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