Bigo Live

What is Bigo Live?

Bigo Live is a livestreaming and vlogging app from Singapore.

How does Bigo Live work?

The popularity of users is represented by 'beans', which are similar to experience points you may know from other games, and which can be exchanged for real money. While the app is free, users can buy in-app currency. When live streaming, a chat box is available to chat with other users as well as the user streaming and to send virtual 'gifts' (stickers). 

Is it safe for children and young people?

The app may only be used for people who are 18+, yet there has been controversy around the app because many teens and children are present on the platform. Common Sense Media found numerous examples of sexually implicit and explicit content on the site. 

What is the minimum age?