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If you haven’t heard about Peach, it’s a new app that’s changing the social media game. Peach is described by iTunes as a refreshingly fun and simple way to keep up with friends and be yourself. On the app, you can post doodles, play Peachball, and more. We decided to test out Peach for a week to see what all the hype is about. Here’s what we thought:

Pros:

We consider Peach to be more private than other apps of its kind. The only way you can be connected with someone is if you know their username or phone number, which lessens the chance of meeting creeps.

Return of the Facebook poke but better. If you loved poking people on FB, you’ll love this app. Peach lets you wave at people, “put a ring on it,” “blow a kiss” and do other things with the use of emojis.

Magic words anyone? This is what distinguishes Peach from other social media. All you have to do is type in a key word to unlock different features. For example, if you type in the word “song” while listening to music anywhere (laptop, phone or radio) Peach will listen for the song and identify it. After identifying the song, Peach will link you to Spotify or Apple music. Also, if you type in the word GIF a search bar powered by GIPHY will appear and easily let you share GIFs with your squad. There are tons of keywords that unlock hidden features and part of the fun is finding out what words are keywords.

 

Cons:

Finding friends can be hard. No phone number or username means no squad. The problem we found is that we were each other’s only friends on Peach, and you will probably run into that issue as well. It’s up to you to recruit your friends to join if you want to get the best experience.

Also, on Peach you can’t direct message anyone (it will NOT go down in the DMs). Everything you put on Peach will be seen by everyone in your network.

Of course there isn’t a manual for this app. There really isn’t a way to know what words will do what unless you play around with it.

Finally, Peach is only for IOS. Sorry Android users.

Conclusion:

Overall, we like Peach. It is a combination of every social media site you’ve probably ever used. We know trends in social media are just that: TRENDS. There isn’t a guarantee that Peach will stick around forever. However, if you’re a social media junkie like we are, then give it a try, it’s free on the iTunes app store. Oh yeah, and add us… please.

 

Her Campus MNSU writer. Mass Media major at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
I am a Senior at MNSU majoring in Mass Media (PR) and minoring in Marketing.  I love to blog about beauty and fashion.  I joined Her Campus because I wanted to join a group on campus that empowers women.   
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