It is highly unusual for an app to top Apple’s chart so soon after its launch without a major marketing campaign.
However, the viral success of the product has raised concerns.
Previous anonymous online Q&A services have been blighted by abuse and bullying.
And one UK-based children’s charity has said that Snapchat itself might have to intervene.
“Apps such as Yolo that allow anonymous comments could be easily misused to send abusive or upsetting messages,” the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)’s Andy Burrows told the BBC.
“Snapchat should justify how this app meets their duty of care to children.”
Does being anonymous make it easier to be mean?
A US-based child safety campaign group has also suggested that Yolo’s age rating is too low.
“Anonymity… has always created a breeding ground for hate and very poor teen decision-making,” said Protect Young Eyes.
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Earlier this month, Snap, the company that operates Snapchat, posted the best quarterly results in its short history as a public company, sending its stock price soaring by 25% in after-hours trading. As of this writing, Snap’s stock price sits at $20.42, up considerably from the $13-14 range it was trading at before its Q4 results were announced (although still below its debut price of $24).
One subject that was only superficially discussed in its earnings report, however, is the redesign that was introduced to Snapchat last year for a subset of users that has been slowly increasing over time. The redesign is set to be rolled out to the entire Snapchat user base by the end of this quarter, and many users are not happy about it: more than one million people have signed a Change.org petition to revert the redesign and halt its continued deployment to users.