Unless you’ve been hiding from the world and not looking at technology for the last week or so then you’ll know new app SimSimi has caused all sorts of mischief and drama. The Korean chat bot app works just like Whatsapp in the sense you send messages and it replies.
However, the simple yet hilarious format has come under fire recently as it has been claimed it can be used to “bully children”, namely because of its ability to communicate using foul language. SimSimi does give the option whether to turn on bad language or not and if you’re of a sensitive nature then we recommend not opting in for the swears.
The app is free and available in the app store and in the Google Play store as well as having a simple desktop version. The app takes seconds to download and, once you’ve agreed to the terms and conditions, you can start chatting to the friendly looking yellow bot. Of course, what you chat about is all up to you.
Not one to miss out on some mischief, we asked SimSimi a load of questions about life and about some of our favourite YouTubers. Using the desktop version, here’s what SimSimi had to say for itself. Be warned, some of the conversations are pretty weird!
That’s us told!
SimSimi is a Phan
At least the app got this one right…
Fame is coming our way!
Benedict, did you make this app?!
Finally, we had to ask this one…
What have we learned?
So as well as finding out we’ll face a horrible death backstage at a concert and that wedding cake is all a lie, it seems the app is a big fan of Nathan Zed and Dan and Phil but has a shocking dislike for Dodie Clark.
There were some things we said to the app that did come back with pretty graphic and insulting comments which we felt we couldn’t share so we can totally see why people, especially parents, are concerned about it but for now we take it with a pinch of salt and know it’s a silly distraction on the way to and from work or during our coffee break.
Let us know in the comments below if you’ve used the app and what it said to you.
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