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This App Contains...
In App Purchases
Live Streaming
Videos can be shared
Location Tracking
Photo Sharing
Photo sending/receiving
Stranger Danger
Interacting with strangers

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About Marco Polo Video Walkie Talkie
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What is Marco Polo Video Walkie Talkie?

Marco Polo Video Walkie Talkie combines the personal nature of video chatting with the convenience of walkie-talkies, for a novel way to communicate and connect with friends and family via multimedia messaging. 

The app is simple to use; users tap a button to record, send it to the person or group chat on the other end, they watch the video as soon as they can, and respond with their own quick recording.

Marco Polo offers a variety of filters to enhance videos, and is a unique way to keep in touch with friends, family, or extended social groups.

User reviews cite the personal nature of communication that does not require the immediate attention that a live video chat on FaceTime or Skype does.

Is Marco Polo Video Walkie Talkie safe for my kids?

Marco Polo is safe for kids, but because it is a messaging app, it can potentially be used to send inappropriate content. As with similar apps, the standards of appropriate content and communication within the Marco Polo app vary based on who is using it. 

It's important to note that Marco Polo is not a public forum and users choose whom they begin a conversation with, so it's possible to maintain a level of parental control by directly approving your child’s contacts. So long as contact is restricted to known friends and family members, using the Marco Polo app should be considered safe for children and teens.

Messages sent and received do not disappear from the conversation, which is useful for going back and reviewing messages, but it does invite the risk of inappropriate or mistakenly sent content to remain available in the conversation history for potential misuse. 

Parents can use this app as an opportunity to discuss appropriate internet content and how quickly mistakes can spread online. 

This is also a good opportunity to set agreed-upon standards of what is and isn’t appropriate to share publicly and what your household rules are for internet usage.

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Marco Polo Video Walkie Talkie Parent Rating

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    Reviews: 3

  • Victoria B.

    Okay app for teens to use... young kids may need some supervision tho

  • Kathryn S.

    Finally, an app without disappearing messages and videos! I let my son use it, I just review his old videos whenever I can to keep an eye on him.

  • Reba L.

    Fine if your family likes video messaging. I like that you invite who you want to see them so not everyone can watch.