Make new, random friends
People looking to meet new people and have quick, no-strings-attached conversations with them will enjoy Monkey. Designed for a younger generation, the app enables you to randomize your video chatting and make friends in the process.
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The Monkey application is a Snapchat extension that allows users to connect with randomized strangers for 15-second video chats. It’s an interesting premise that works well, but there could be issues for younger users.
Once you install the app, it will require that you connect your Snapchat username and phone number to it. Everybody who you talk to will see your name, age, and gender.
Then, it will connect you to strangers with whom you may chat for 15 seconds through video, using your Snapchat username. The mechanics are simple and similar to Chatroulette with a random pairing of users.
You may also create a group video chat and have fun meeting visitors with your friends. In either case, a variety of filters is available to play with your appearance while you talk.
If you want to avoid randomized pairing, use the Trees feature. Through it, you select an interest and get paired based on these topics.
If you want to keep the conversation going, the Monkey app allows you to click the time button. If you both do so, you may keep talking. Alternatively, you may add your new contact on Snapchat.
There's a social media aspect to this program, too. You have followers on this app, and you may post 'moments' for them to see, like stories on Facebook or Instagram. The direct messaging feature allows you to chat in private.
To spice things up, using the application earns you the in-app currency - bananas. With bananas, you can buy merchandise from the app.
Where can you run this program?
Android phones versions 5.0 and up can run Monkey, while iOS devices need versions 8.1.2 and higher.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. Monkey is controversial in terms of safety, especially for young people who use it the most. MeowChat is similar but offers comprehensive privacy settings, and GAPITA makes sure your identity stays 100% anonymous.
Overall, the Monkey app is definitely fun to use It’s also a program with the potential to offer a wholesome, safe, and exciting environment for new interactions.
Should you download it?
Yes, if the concept sounds appealing, as long as you’re taking the right precautions to avoid predators who pop up now and then.
- Provides opportunities for meeting new people
- Works as a Snapchat extension
- Fun tools to keep the conversation going
- Ability to make new friends
- Not safe for work
- Weak documentation of users