We see a lot of trending apps these days. Most of them are so exciting that they end up being addictive for kids, teenagers as well as youngsters.
Musical.ly is a social media platform where a user creates, shares or watches the videos. Whenever you open your social media say Instagram, a user is mimicking a trending song and adding his/her creativity to it by using their phone – they do all this with the Musical.ly app.
This app was developed in the United States of America and during August this year, started gaining popularity. With 100 million+ users, this app continues to attract attention.
Apart from adult version, this app has also got the kids’ version where they can act, record, dubsmash funny or serious videos and share it among their followers who can like, comment or even collaborate with their video version. The most popular trend is that users use it while lip-syncing on their favourite songs and movie dialogues. It is also used while creating a duet with others.
The speed at which Musical.ly app’s popularity has grown; it has given rise to many Internet Sensations, who are popularly called Musical.ly stars such as Ashika Bhatia, Annie Leblanc, Disha Madaan, Avneet Kaur etc. who are widely popular due to their funny antics among the youngsters.
How to Create an Account on Musical.ly
If you wish to create your account on Musical.ly platform, then use your valid e-mail id, phone number, Instagram or Facebook account to login. Then you have to select your favourite genres like comedy, entertainment etc. Then select the Musical.ly creators whom you wish to follow. You can also use hashtags to get the kind of videos that you want to to watch. You can sync your account with Phone Contacts, Facebook friends or Instagram followers to know about your peers who use Musical.ly.
Is Musical.ly Safe?
Like any other social media app, Musical.ly app claims to follow safety guidelines and says that kids under age 18 can create an account only with parental consent. Still the fact that when you create your Musical.ly account and it becomes public by default is a matter of concern. In this way, anyone can misuse the uploaded videos. When the account is public, anyone can send the message and view the user’s location – this is a matter of grave concern.
Although Musical.ly claims that when kids use the app and private settings are turned on, however, the fact that information could be misused can’t be denied. Because this app focuses mainly on lyric videos, at times some cases arise where sexual contents or cuss words are being used – this is not appropriate for kids. Hence it is essential for a parent to keep a tab on what their kids are watching on Musical.ly.
Steps to make Your Musical.ly Account Private
- Go to the account page and select the three dots present on the right side.
- You will find three dots there, tap that and then choose privacy and safety feature.
- Then activate the Private button
Methods to Delete Musical.ly account
In case, you feel that your child is wasting too much time on Musical.ly, you can choose to delete the account entirely. Few ways to delete the account are:
- Visit Musical.ly support page.
- From the option “how we can help”, select General Feedback.
- Then from “Select Platform” option, choose ‘Delete’ option.
Like any other entertainment app, Musical.ly is best for spending leisure moments. One can use it to show their creative side. Perhaps that’s the reason it has been immensely popular in recent times. However, as stated earlier make sure that you use it wisely and limit it for entertainment purpose only and not let it take over your student or professional life.