Is Zepeto tracking you? Rumors lead to users deleting app
Update (November 29):
We dug up Zepeto’s official terms and conditions to highlight stuff that you should know about the app. Interested? Head here.
Update (November 28):
Zepeto developer Snow Corporation has categorically refuted tracking/recording rumors. In a statement given to us, they even explained how the app uses device’s microphone. Details here.
Original story follows:
Zepeto, an app that lets you create a 3D avatar of your own (which can then be used in chat rooms) is currently in news, and sadly, not for any good reason. We are seeing a large number of users saying the app tracks or records its users.
supprimez tous zepeto je sentais bien que c’était louche 😤😤 pic.twitter.com/BX2ADX120S
— eMMa (@emlrys) November 26, 2018
Please retweet to save a life !! Zepeto is tracking us all😞 pic.twitter.com/6JdMqLRTFr
— fern🌿 (@Fiestasalsass) November 27, 2018
Is @ProjectZorgo behind Zepeto tracking people? ~ A thread ~
— Amir (@currentlyAmir) November 27, 2018
Is zepeto tracking us? I heard rumours bout it
— laraskii (@typical_larass) November 27, 2018
So apparently #Zepeto is a tracking app? Someone actually clarify this pls
— Charlotte xxx (@charpemberton_x) November 27, 2018
i wanna get the zepeto app like everyone else but apparently it may be tracking people idk i read a few tweets and articles about it 🙂🙂
— idk if i'm a soft or hard stan 🤔 (@k00kietis) November 27, 2018
Theory floating around in support of this rumor is that you can hear a static from your phone’s microphone when the app is being used.
Yeah so that app @zepeto is fun but it does make a weird static noise when u put ur ear close to your mic on ur phone so idk if the rumors about them recording and tracking you is true 😬
— ◞(⚭⃚⃙͐·̫⚭⃚⃙͐)˩✧ (@Crimsoncum) November 27, 2018
Is ZEPETO a tracker?
I hear the static noises coming out of the bottom speakers, but I don’t know if thats just the app, or something darker..?
— Joshy (@awmyjosh) November 27, 2018
I deleted zepeto because after reading all the creepy reviews, I turned the volume up on mine and heard the static and weird noises so nope no thanks
— ❄️little saint mick❄️ (@MUAmick) November 27, 2018
dang yall i was seeing if it was true that you can hear a static coming from ur phone speaker only when using the zepeto app and,,,,,, it true
— ah ha ha ayyyy its ya boi uhhh skinny penis (@Natalia_Hansen) November 27, 2018
However, many users say this is not true, as such static noises are produced in case of many other apps as well. As for location tracking, several users have confirmed the app doesn’t even ask for location access.
Zepeto is not a tracking app! it’s been confirmed a hoax. Much of the “evidence” is fake and many others are contributing fake evidence. The static is normal and happens with many apps. It wouldn’t be able to track you without asking for your location. #zepeto #zepetoisoverparty
— j 🗿 (@seraqhic) November 27, 2018
wait do some people like *genuinely* think zepeto is a tracking app? you know the static noise is in literally every other app right.. well anyways see you guys in zepeto’s basement !
— sarah ⁎⁺˳✧༚ (@ranlovemail) November 27, 2018
This app Zepeto is supposedly safe but people are saying that it can hack your phone and Apple ID,track your location, and listens to you through the microphone
People are saying that it was just a rumor
Please tell me if this app is actually safe or not!
— ❣️💔pent💔❣️ (@pent70061952) November 27, 2018
“Zepeto is a tracking device…”
It never asks for your location to be enabled. Half of y’all use Snapchat & that uses your location oml I can’t-
— Miella (@petitebubbles) November 27, 2018
Yeah so everyone's been talking about how zepeto is tracking you, they ain't. Location isn't even an option in the permissions. pic.twitter.com/wjhqNn8Sqp
— Evelyn 🌻💛 (@evspresso_) November 27, 2018
So there you go. A lot of confusion, and as it stands, the rumor is spreading like a wildfire.
We couldn’t find any official word on the matter from the company behind the app. Rest assured, we’re actively tracking the situation, and will let you know as and when any newsworthy development takes place.
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