Community and moderating staff
By Shortbus Stan
I’ve had iFunny through 4 generations of phones. I remember the days before accounts, when every post you made would belong to the community. Since then, iFunny has grown to a community centered around many communities, where you will find all sorts of personality. People striving to be featured as much as possible, creatives building their own niche communities, and just random posters of various success who are simply happy posting what they and their subscriber base find enjoyable. It seems every update (that isn’t a bug fix) brings with it a new way for each and every individual to express themselves in new ways; most recently and most notably, the chat function comes to mind, where previously widespread communities find a home to chat and share behind the spotlight of the public forum.
Recently, while they’re discredited by many creators, the mod team has shown me just how diligent they are in their problem solving initiative. Reports are responded to around the clock and with speed and accuracy. They care about their community, and clearly do their best to protect their content creators. For these reasons, I recommend you add this app to your list of media platforms. Whether you’re looking for a laugh, to keep up on the latest news, or want to feel the freshness of aspiring creators and community builders, this place is for you.
Doesn’t deserve the criticism it gets
Ifunny catches a lot of flak for things it’s really shouldn’t be criticized on. As with every social media platform, ifunny has many subgroups and fandoms. When a post from one of these groups comes across your feed, it can admittedly be a little annoying. There is however, a simple solution: Subscriptions. By subscribing to only the channels you find funny, you can turn your sub feed into an endless stream of hand tailored content. It’s simple to start your subscription list off by subbing to someone whose feature you liked, or by strolling through collective. Once you find a good account, it’s easy to grow from there. Most accounts republish posts from other, similar accounts. By in turn subbing to those republished accounts, you grow your sub list to include more and more people. Personally, I’m subscribed to 500 people, meaning that my sub feed is a nearly endless stream of things I find funny. And that’s what I love about ifunny. No matter who you are, no matter what you find funny, there is a large group of publishers who are the right fit for you. If you ever occasionally see unwanted posts in your feed, it’s simple enough to block the account or unsubscribe, ensuring you don’t see that kind of content again. 5 our of 5 starts for bringing me laughs since 2014 ifunny! <3
Horrible community, Great layout
On Ifunny, you can come across many things. Generally speaking, you will most likely find offensive material made to trigger certain groups of people just for a laugh. At times, it seems the entire community hates certain groups of people just based on what they like. The app says 17+, but if you go into collective and scroll through 50 posts, you will most likely find some close to nsfw posts. The layout of ifunny is amazing, and easy to access for anyone. You can find stuff you want through the tags, and look through.. very old.. outdated memes.. through the shuffle menu. The featured section is generally not considered funny by the main community, but it’s a decent show of good posts that will never break the rules (mostly). Certain things bug me such as the fact that the amount of “smiles” one has only counts to posts you directly made, completely ruining the number of smiles you have if you’re a republish account. There is also the fact that many lewd accounts exist and get thousands of subscribers and top comments despite being exactly what the ifunny rules go against.. At this point, it’d be easier to list this app as 18+ and just allow porn already. Overall, it’s not a great app.. If you want to see funny memes, go to twitter, or even facebook.. This is a toxic app that I do not recommend, and this is coming from a person with over 500 days logged into the app.
My go-too app
I’ve had this app for 5 years and 2 months. I am 23 now and when I wake up and iFunny is usually my wake-up app before I shower and has been since I first installed it. I also use it before I fall asleep if I’m not too tired. The ‘features’ they pick out for us at given times are questionable on how funny they can be but everyone has different tastes in comedic content so I just like it anyways and move to the next picture or gif or whatever it may be. So yes, I am the laid bad reviewer because this app is a privilege and I am thankful to the people who developed this and still are keeping it fresh. Speaking of development, they have brought this from a pile of crap from having it removed from the store to listening to the users and implementing everything we need to waste our down time.
Now I can look at stuff that peak all my interest and even learn new things.
People on the internet are going to be people on the internet so if you’ve used the web for at least a year you’ll know what to expect and have fun with these crazy people if you keep a moderate mindset while using iFunny. You might even meet some of these crazy people and have lots of fun with them. So, don’t take this app too seriously and you’ll love it.
To all the people who got their feelings hurt...
By Ifunny boi
I saw a lot of comments about how people are hurtful and I’m almost 100% sure that there left by white moms in their 40s or people who can’t deal with some backlash on a post. It’s the internet, people are mean, get over it. The only bad thing about IFunny is that people post stuff that doesn’t relate to what the app is meant for, comedy. but if you stay in featured and in the right tags you can usually avoid all the stuff that is garbage. But it just gets kind of annoying either having to wait for more features, see the same kind of memes, or try to brave the horrors of “collective”, which there’s a 75% chance you’ll find something foul and nsfw. If I’m being totally honest, I think that any accounts that don’t primarily post stuff that is related to comedy should be penalized, because it really takes away from the fun when you see a lot of things in the for mentioned “collective” that aren’t funny and are gross, nsfw, lude, etc. It’s just that this platform is made for comedic purposes, and there are plenty of other platforms that could and would let these people post what they want without ruining other users experience or getting as much hate for there post (which is usually deserved). But other then that, I recommend iFunny.
Plz listen to my story on how I first encountered this application
Where do I ever start. It was so awkward how I met this app but enlightening nonetheless. I was lying in my hospital bed with stage 4 cancer and the doctor told me there was nothing I could do to get rid of it he said I could use my phone for the last hour of my life. This is when I came across this astounding app, it said it was an entrainment application so I knew it had to have been good. As it downloaded I started to feel less pain inside me as if the cancer was being taken out of my body, but that surely couldn’t be the case. When it finished downloading I opened the app and looked at these posts known as the “features”. I started laughing uncontrollably the doctor in the room told me to stop but I couldn’t stop laughing. It got to the point I was coughing I was laughing so hard but after I finished laughing I told the doctor I was sorry and also told him that I felt better he ran some tests and said that I had sign or symptoms of cancer anymore. I told him, “ I guess iFunny really does get rid of cancer.” We both laughed but tbh this app is really funny and overall just a better and more funny version of Instagram so I totally recommend the download!
Overall this app is entertaining and a fun thing to do when you need to kill a few minutes or are bored, but there’s a lot of things on this app that make me want to distance myself from it. There are many accounts with large followers that post actual Nazi and white nationalist beliefs without even attempting to be subtle about it. Despite this being against the terms of service these accounts grow huge and often don’t get banned, and even if you’re not subscribed to them you can’t avoid coming across one of their posts every now and then. I get that any media platform has users with different opinions, but the fact that the iFunny team has actually selected posts from obvious Nazi/racist accounts to put in the Featured section for everyone to see makes it seem like they’re emboldening them. Also, for the past few months the app has been almost unusable for me. I use an iPhone 6S and with the most updated version of iFunny I can barely even scroll through two posts without the app lagging or freezing. It takes at least twice as long to check my subscriptions now because of how slow and unresponsive the app is. I hope that this will be fixed or improved eventually. Overall it’s still a good app at the core tho
Few issues, but pretty good!
By Imaginary Dragon
It took a while to get used to the new update, but I've come around. I've been on here for about 5 years now, and I can honestly say that it's one of the most toxic communities I've ever been in. To anyone thinking about getting the app, tread carefully. There's a huge culture of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc, and the staff doesn't seem to care in the slightest. There's more nazi flag profiles on here than nazi Germany, I swear. However, if you can handle that, the app itself is technically sound, with a pretty user-friendly interface. My only real issue with it in a technical sense is in the new chat feature, which gives people the ability to add anyone to a group chat and no one can block the chat if they don't want to be in it. There's several chats that just keep adding me over and over again, and I can't stop it. Small issue, but hopefully they'll fix it soon! I also wish there was a system to handle tags only within your own profile. I'd like to be able to search for things within my account, not the whole app. It'd also be nice if there was a better system for linking posts to outside sources. Ifunny is a terrible app for content creators, especially artists. Overall though, I like it.
INAPPROPRIATE AND BAD
Ifunny is full of inappropriate material, it seems like all the accounts I follow post material with swear words in it. Last week I was in the living room with my mother, she is a nun. I was scrolling through ifunny and there was a me me that said, and I quote, “When you breathe to flex on blind ni**as.” And my mom saw the post, and she was shocked. She took me into her room and told me about how she was traumatized and she was crying. Then my mother traumatized me because she understood that traumatizing your kids after they see inappropriate material is the best way to parent them.
There are so many bad comments with bad words and I wish there was a better way to control these comments and post, maybe a filter for post?
Alright but seriously, no the apps age restriction is 17+ if you are disturbed by any of the words or content there is an option to report it. But like I said keep in mind the app is 17+ This app is basically Instagram without so much of the how do I say this, cancerous stuff. And I highly recommend this app to anyone who wants to sit on the toilet for hours scrolling through pictures.
As a member of this app for about 2,100 days, I can honestly say I regret not reviewing earlier. This was one of the first apps I downloaded to my first ever iPhone, before memes were even called memes! I’ve always loved this app, it brings me and now my boyfriend laughs with most of the feature sets. Some aren’t fabulous but I love the new first feature Friday’s and small boi Saturday’s being as I’d love my first feature! I mean seriously I’ve given you guys 2,100 days of my life lol I don’t care so much about that though as I hope to see action actually taken against accounts that post inappropriate/gross things. You can report them all you want and the post will get removed but the accounts need to be. As well as the people telling everyone to “kill themselves” or other hateful speech. It doesn’t affect me as I could not care less what people on the internet think of me but others don’t have an ego as big as mine. In this last update you said you would be more active on this and I’ve seen no change, just a bunch of talk no walk. Also your app keeps automatically rating your features 1 star and I feel bad because I usually would give more