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About Tagged - Meet, Chat & Dating
In-App Purchases
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Mature 17+

What is Tagged - Meet, Chat & Dating?

Tagged is a social networking app with the tagline “Meet new people, chat, flirt and match.” Tagged is free to download and use, it offers many in-app purchases to enhance the user experience. 


Users can create their free profile by uploading a profile photo and either using their Facebook login, or inputting personal information, such as first and last name, gender, date of birth, street address, city, state and phone number.


Many users have stumbled upon Tagged through a scam email, which notifies an unsuspecting person through email that they’ve been tagged in a photo on Tagged by a specific friend. 


If the person clicks the link, it takes them to the site and then tells them they must register before viewing the photos.

The person is prompted to sign up using an email address or Facebook in order to click through and see the photos.


The user is given the option to invite their contacts. Once the person enters the Tagged platform, they find that their friend has not posted photos of them online, and that, despite thinking they’ve not authorized their contacts to be sent similar 'invites', have also just spammed their entire address book.

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Is Tagged - Meet, Chat & Dating safe for my kids?

Tagged is not safe for young kids but may be safe for mature teens. Parents should know that there are a slew of complaints online about the app. Tagged has been described as "low rent", "scammy" and "unoriginal." It has many fake profiles, as well as profiles featuring drugs, weapons, profanity and sexual references. The spam-like recruiting tactic that Tagged uses is an indicator that maybe the app should be avoided.

The app is supposed to be about community, with over 300 million users, but the majority of users are using the platform as a dating site, which could make it dangerous for children to use. 

Appearances are a big part of this app, as profile photos set users apart from one another. The more attractive a user is, the more people they’ll have wanting to match with them. The emphasis on appearance may be problematic for kids and teens.

Parents should be aware that, although virtual, the Tagged app features a disturbing "Pets" game. The Pets game within Tagged allows users to "own", "buy" and "sell" other members like a fantasy football team. You can compete with all your Friends to see who can gain the highest value or buy and sell Pets as you meet new people in the game. 

While the Pets game was likely created to get users to actively search and interact on the platform, many users report an inappropriate side to the game.

Parents will want to know that Tagged requests a lot of personal, identifying information, but does not show users’ exact location, as well as only displaying the first initial of a user’s last name.

Once an account is established, users may begin browsing other member profiles, with a variety of filter options to further refine matches, such as location, age, ethnicity and relationship status.

Tagged is an app parents should have on their radars because it encourages interaction with strangers, both minors and adults.

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