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Ads are Killing the Experience
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.
Absolute Trash Don’t Get It
If there was 0 stars this would be it. In fine with people having their own opinion and freedom of speech and all, but this toxic, idiotic, and overall bad app can work as an argument against that. The horrible thing is that they generalize the smallest communities and/or opinions and say that this is the reigning supreme, the overlord ideal for this group and “boy golly it’s horrible you definitely shouldn’t get it!” An example of this is Reddit. It has so many communities and people who are all usually nice to each other and help one another out. But Buzzfeed takes the small communities of white supremacy followers and nazis that exist in almost every group (including Buzzfeed itself), and inflates it like that is the overarching idea of the app! Not to mention that it constantly supports bad people who’ve done horrible things and acts as if everything’s ok. Then they take the people who have done great things for the world and accuse them of inane and career ending things (most of which aren’t even true!) But other than the community this app is still a buggy, ad-ridden mess. In conclusion, don’t bother getting this app, get Reddit instead.
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 love buzzfeed for the quizzes and articles but i am SICK of getting notifications of spoilers from shows/movies that i am currently watching or going to watch. it makes me so mad and there’s nothing i can do about it. if you are going to put out notifications or specifically.. spoilers on shows or movies, don’t put out a notification written in a way that spoils the show. for example, i just got a notification on who gossip girl is on gossip girl and i haven’t finished the show yet and now all i can do is be mad about it. there isn’t anything suspense now that it’s spoiled so what’s the point in watching anymore. what you could’ve done with the notification is “gossip girl was supposed to be who?” instead of flat out saying who it is. please do better with the spoilers for notifications because i don’t want to have to turn off notifications for the app just to finish a show that hasn’t been spoiled by buzzfeed. that’s all i am asking. besides that it’s a great app.
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
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.
BRING BACK FACEBOOK COMMENTS!
I don’t know why Buzzfeed decided to get rid of the Facebook comment section (i.e. leaving comments using the Facebook plugin) on its app, but now you the app automatically forces you to only use the built-in buzzfeed comment section (which is absolutely terrible). The buzzfeed in-app comment section makes starting any dialogue impossible. It’s harder to follow conversations because you can’t see who is responding to who, or if a sub-comment is responding to the original comment or to another sub-comment. You also can’t go back and edit (or even delete) comments after you post them like you could with the Facebook plugin comment section. The comment section used to be where actual conversations were had about the articles and you could read and respond to other people’s opinions, but every since getting rid of the Facebook comment section, the app just isn’t really weren’t opening anymore except to play quizzes or watch videos. I’ll probably delete it soon.
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.
Everything is an ad
This app has changed over the past couple of years, and it has become one giant platform for ads. Every other “article” is a shopping guide, and every other “quiz” is an ad for a store where you pick a few items from Store X to see whether you’ll find love next year (rolls eyes). I understand that Buzzfeed has to make money and that it is a business, but c’mon. I feel bombarded with ads to buy this and that, like I’m not already flooded with ads from everywhere else. The quality of content has gone down despite their growing presence as real journalists. I’m happy that Buzzfeed is growing, but they need to stop treating their readers and viewers like a heard of cash cows. The Buzzfeed I knew and grew to love is now gone, and I am left disappointed and annoyed every time I open the app. TDLR: this app is just posts and posts of ads, with a chunk of non-ad posts being content reposted from Twitter and Tumblr, and a hint of news articles that you can get on Twitter.
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!
Not working anymore
I would always use buzzfeed and i had my account with google and everything. but recently it wanted me to log in to use my account which is no biggie, so i type in my password and everything and it doesn’t let me log in. i try every possible password i could have used (even though the password was saved in my phone which always works when i log in) i even try reseting my password which doesn’t work and the reset like won’t sent to my phone. so i just thought lemme just wait and see if this all blows over or whatever and it will let me sign in again tomorrow. it doesn’t and it’s been like this for about a week now and i just want my account back, i have soooo many bookmarked things and i just want it back. also i’ve even tried logging in with another gmail and that doesn’t even work! so idk what’s going on but i want it fixed. PLEASE
Would be 4.5 Stars But
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.
Could be much better
Aside from the fact that I am constantly logged out of the app (having to log back in every couple of days irrespective of whether I have commented or not) which is a huge frustration, I am so annoyed that Buzzfeed had made the advertisements so sensitive. If my thumb accidentally touches any article surrounding a advertisement suddenly safari launches based on the ad. I knew buzzfeed was going south when it publicly laid off so many employees but making advertisements so insanely sensitive for mobile devices is an absurd and disgusting practice. I used to really enjoy buzzfeed but now that I cannot even scroll without a constant safari page launching it is virtually unusable. For a site that was at the cutting edge of long form journalism a few years ago it has managed to knock itself into nothing because it makes it so hard to use its own app. Maybe buzzfeed should have expanded it’s actual journalism before firing so many staff members and making ads unavoidable.
I love buzzfeed!! The quizzes are probably my favorite part. I have definently taken over a million... any ways, I have told many of my friends about this, and I’ve quizzed a lot of them, I would recommend buzzfeed to anyone. Also, the other day I was looking through some of my old magazines, and the quizzes I found in the magazines reminded me a lot of buzzfeed 🤔. I guess that’s not important. But, a lot of the buzzfeed quizzes give true answers. I just took one to find out what type of dog I should get, and I got pit-bull. Funny thing is, I actually already have a pit and am about to get another!! Thank you buzzfeed!! You are AMAZING!! 🥳🤪🤩😎🥰😆🎶😄🤣😇😜
Yes. BuzzFeed is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 220,500 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.7/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for BuzzFeed Is 27.4/100.
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