It’s great, but there’s one thing I would change...
By Just one review for today.
So I signed up for Buzzfeed a few weeks ago but rarely ever used it. I got the app a couple days ago because I wanted to write and article. I went and signed in and everything, but I can’t write an article through the app. At first I thought, “Well, maybe it doesn’t work very well through the app. Let’s try the website!”
So I go on my computer and log onto the website. Everything was working just fine until I logged in. Like I’ll go onto the website and everything’s fine and then I’ll click log in and it’ll take me to the log in page. I’ll fill in my information and click enter, but then it just takes me to a white screen. The page is completely loaded but the screen is just white. I’m connected to the WiFi, I reload the page, I try it again, but nothing. It’s just a white screen. And I tried other websites to make sure it wasn’t just my computer, but other sites worked just fine. No issues.
I don’t know it still might just be my computer, but if not, I would really like this fixed so I can just write this article. Thank you!
Ads are Killing the Experience
By Deirdre C.
I love Buzzfeed’s content. There is something for everyone. Every time I go on, I can find something interesting. However, the ads are killing the experience, especially on the app. I get it; Buzzfeed needs to bring in revenue. Ads do that. But recently I have noticed more ads than ever. This would normally be annoying but expected and easy to ignore, except that they are getting in the way. Ads pop open and close, thus adjusting the screen display. I have to scroll up or down, often repeatedly, in order to get back to where I was in an article. Sometimes if I accidentally touch an ad as I am scrolling through an article, I am automatically redirected away from Buzzfeed (thankfully this doesn’t happen as much as it used to). Most recently, and most annoyingly, I have found that article related pictures in the app will not load after the first ad. I have tried reloading articles, reloading the app, and even rebooting my phone. It is simply a glitch of some kind. There has to be a better way to generate revenue without ruining the experience for users.
Everything is great, but...
listen, i love buzzfeed. some articles are stupid but fun, and sometimes i get news from them (not to mention quizzes!), but lately i (and clearly some other users) have been experiencing a “glitch” where when you open an article four or five new pages open up. it goes from instagram to another page that doesn’t load and back to instagram, resulting in me not being able to get back to the article i wanted to read in the first place. it’s gotten infuriating. when i first noticed this was happening i closed out the app to reboot, and everything was fine. that was a while ago, now it’s still happening and not even rebooting will fix it. i have to wait days to read that original article, and sometimes i can’t even find it so it’s become a lost cause. on one hand i’m happy i’m not experiencing this alone, but on the other i think everyone is miserable. once this gets fixed, buzzfeed will be 5 stars.
I like the content, BUT...
I love the majority of what buzzfeed has to offer. It is a very fun sight and I love their videos (particularly Lady Like, As/Is, and The Try Guys) What I have noticed and has bothered me quite a bit though is logging in was extremely hard, it would bring me to the website and work and then I’d go to the app and it wasn’t logged in so I would try again and it wouldn’t. I want to be logged in so I can bookmark stuff I need later. Long story short even when trying to make a new account it was a hassle and it wasn’t the first time. But... today for the first time it worked (after messing with it for a while) and guess what it said... “Buzzfeed is having trouble accessing your bookmarks. Try again later.” I did all that to bookmark something and I couldn’t... I tried again “later” task killed it and everything and still said the same thing... I am frustrated, please fix this bug or tell me what I am doing wrong buzzfeed cause I’ve had enough.
Don’t get this
By Otto von Biznutz
I opened this app for the first time and immediately was upset. First of all, the actual design of the app is pretty flawed. It’s supposed in categorical rows and columns, but I don’t know how they’re being categorized. Why is this article here instead of there? I don’t know. This isn’t even mentioning the boring aesthetic. Second of all, in addition to bad form, it was also bad function. The. Content. Is. Garbage. Bordering on useless, the “tips” are dumb. I don’t know, maybe you’ll be able to tell your friend: “She said my horoscope was Pisces, but BuzzFeed said I was a Gemini, so... anyway...” And the articles. The freaking articles are so stupid. Who cares about somebody else’s opinion on some donuts or some crap? Don’t get me started on the quizzes. No, no, you know what? I’m started. This trash app got me started. “Hey, do you want to look at this clickbait test so that an algorithm can tell me who I am?” “Sounds like fun!” I disagree with a lot of the more political opinions of this company, and I agree with H3H3 that BuzzFeed is the McDonald’s of Feminism, but that may as well be the icing on the cake with this app.
Buzz off: the buzzfeed rant
By Buzzfeed big bad gay
Ok, so this app, no, this site as a whole is absolutely horrible. First off, lemme address the Stefán Karl. He IS and ALWAYS will be number one. The fact that you even CONSIDERED that he wouldn’t be number one makes my penis retract into my body and shoot out my mouth like a rocket. Lucky for buzzfeed that rocket is headed for them, since I know how humongously homosexual they are and I’m sure they’d appreciate the gift. Now, aside from that, they’re content is dumber than a doorknob on anesthetics. It’s bias is so far left that they make CNN look unbiased. I can’t imagine how anyone who uses their site and believes it’s content and articles are competent anymore, let alone how the people at buzzfeed even function. Someone else said they’re like Vice’s retarded girlfriend, but I’ll go farther to say they’re like CNNs autistic son. It’s a stain on the internet and should be purged. Also make sure the people there still have brains, because I have a feeling they lost them a long time ago. I hope this crusade will while them clean, and I’m doing my part
Please fix the many bugs!
I usually love Buzzfeed, it’s always been my favorite time-killer. But lately the app has been so difficult to use it’s not even worth it! When I go on the app, it depletes my battery 30% in 5-10 minutes, and makes my phone burning hot! After browsing a little it inevitably crashes and force-quits. No pictures from Instagram ever show up in any of the articles, they’re just grey blank squares. And the ads have made even just scrolling so difficult because the main screen constantly rearranges itself.
And given how long this issue has been around, you’d think you’d have found a way to fix it; most of the time when I try to post a comment it either says I can’t, or does post it for a second but when I go back to look it’s disappeared! Same thing with likes and dislikes, they stay for a second but don’t stick.
PLEASE fix your app, Buzzfeed. The comments and ads are one thing, but if your app keeps messing up my phone I won’t be able to use the app at all anymore!
Would be 4.5 Stars But
By Fhjjhfjxjiovjch ne
This app would be phenomenal if they would fix one tiny SIMPLE issue; the links to the tweets. Buzzfeed’s prime article sources are liars of funny tweets but something in the past couple of months (I assume related to the increase in characters available for tweets) has made it so that some tweets require you to click on it and get linked to your twitter app or twitter website and it is just annoying! It also kind of kills the funniness of the tweet when I have to scroll back and forth between the two apps. I’m extremely annoyed that this issue has not been resolved because I am not the only one that has complained about it. Every article I read at least 5 comments are complaining about the new link up. If this were to be fixed I would give buzzfeed 4.5 stars. Would have been 5 but they’ve already taken too long to fix the problem.
I love BuzzFeed, and I spend quite a bit of time reading articles, taking quizzes, etc... A few updates ago, BuzzFeed appears to have taken away my ability to stop videos from auto-playing, which I hate because (1) if I’m off WiFi, I’m wasting data and (2) my phone is a tad older (iPhone 6 Plus) so the app ran smoother when I could stop auto-play.
With how the app has been reformatted on the main page (articles interspersed with videos and ads) and then ads places within the articles, the app is just clunky and glitchy. I find myself having to restart the app often or the app just crashes on its own.
I want to be able to stop auto-play again so I can enjoy this app like I used to. I agree with those that find the Twitter links annoying, but honestly if I could get the app to function properly, without crashing or slowing down for longer than 10 minutes, it would be amazing.
Great! A few glitches.
I really love this app, and I’m on it all the time, but I have noticed that whenever you do a quiz with the questions that automatically move you down, when you touch your screen, it automatically moves you back to where you were and you have to scroll back down. Not a major problem, just slightly annoying. Also, if you could make it where you don’t have to have a Facebook to have an account that’d be really nice. And maybe if you could make it where you can create a quiz or post from a smartphone or tablet. Those are just some recommendations, but I really love this app and highly recommend it for anyone who likes taking quizzes, reading about celebrities, or reading current news.