And I'm here to tell you, at least for kids under 17, it's not.Here’s how it works: you download the app from the App Store (there’s also an android version on Google Play).
well, then you’re now "friends" on Yellow and the app offers up your Snapchat Username to your new friend and vice versa.Presumably, then, you and your new (digital-only, long-distance) friend can begin Snapchatting directly.Schoolchildren have allegedly been sending x-rated posts to both strangers and friends on the ‘Yellow’ app.They’re able to do this by swiping right on a profile picture and matching with other people just like on Tinder.so I tried clicking "Don’t Allow." Turns out that's not really an option—it's just a fake button.
The barely legible text at the bottom of the screen reads “You need to allow us to access to your location in order to use Yellow.” Period. Snapchat doesn’t make contributions to your permanent record and no college admissions director will ever see your snaps. The girls had a handful of friends who were also Snapchatters () who they enjoyed connecting with. This is a frustrating development for parents everywhere. I think it’s partly because I see the appeal it has for teens. The messages you send on Snapchat are meant to be viewed once, giggled over, and then deleted.So much for the "long-distance" relationship part of the app description.My next photo "match" was a shirtless image of Jackson, age 15, also from a town not an hour away.(Although who am I to judge, since at the time I was a 45-year-old pretending to be 13...) I gave up in exasperation after about 20 photos, partly because I didn't want to accidentally encounter the naked selfie of a teenage boy that I am ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED I would have found if I'd kept going.