What Lasso says it is: "Lasso makes it easy for anyone to create and share short videos with fun effects. Follow creators, discover popular video trends and join in by putting your own spin on them. Once you've found a type of video that's trending, whether it's #comedy or #fail, you can use the in-app camera to put your own spin on it with special effects, music and editing tools. Add hashtags to your video to share it with the world! You can also add your videos directly to your Facebook story."


  • Age: 12+
  • Category: Photo and video
  • Available on Apple and Android
  • In-app purchases
  • Developer: Facebook, Inc.

Why Kids Use It

  • An alternative to TikTok
  • To make and share videos singing along to their favorite songs
  • To watch their friends' and other users' videos, especially celebrities
  • It's fun: users dance, do cheerleading, parkour, magic and comedy
  • Can add special effects, music and use video editing tools
  • They might think they'll get famous

  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

What Parents Need to Know

  • Profiles and content cannot be made private
  • There are no parental controls
  • Must create an account on Facebook to use, and authorize the app to allow access to your profile page, photos, and videos
  • Can shoot up to 15-second long videos and add popular songs (cannot upload videos)
  • The app uses an algorithmic feed of recommended videos, can also browse hashtags or themed collections
  • A report button allows users to report inappropriate content
  • Can share videos directly to your Facebook Story
  • Owned by Facebook, who is trying to win back teens
  • Meant to be competition for TikTok

(This app was just released on Nov 9, 2018. As we get more information, this will be updated.)

Who Your Child Can Share Content With

  • All content is public

Who Can Share Content With Your Child

  • All content is public

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