Timehop helps you celebrate the best moments of the past with your friends. It's like #tbt every day!
What were you doing a year ago today? Two years? Three years?
Tap through your old photos, videos, & posts from your iPhone, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & Swarm, and replay your past a day at a time.
- Installed a can of nitrous oxide for that speed boost you were looking for
- Chased the Bugaboos out of the building
- Free extra guac
Ratings and Reviews
I have used Timehop for years now and have enjoyed the app even through some pretty questionable updates, however, the latest version is shocking. With the new GDPR regulations coming into force I am now no longer able to use the app unless I agree to terms and conditions that I find abhorrent:
1: I allow Timehop to use my email to send me marketing messages and announcements.
2: I allow Timehop to share my anonymised information with ad partners.
Now I realise I may be wrong in my interpretation of GDPR but I was under the impression that the new rules were to allow customers/users to opt out of email marketing if they wish and provide more visibility regarding where and how their data is used.
This is seemingly not the case as it is impossible to access the app without agreeing to both conditions, neither of which I agree to. These two factors do not and should not affect the running of this app and are therefore unnecessary.
In fact, having checked the guidelines for GDPR on the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) ie the governing body of the new regulations, this requirement is in violation of the following articles: ‘consent requires a positive opt in’ followed by ‘avoid making consent to processing a precondition of a service’. In other words, refusing to consent to my data being used for advertising purposes and spam emails should NOT prevent me from being able to access the service that the app provides.
Bye bye Timehop.
Great App for the sentimental... Like me!
There isn't a whole lot you can do with this app BUT it's a great idea. I enjoy seeing what I posted 1 year ago, 5 years ago etc. it's very interesting and for those, like me, with a struggling memory, it's a lovely reminder. Definitely use it every day and for that reason I have to rate it highly and recommend. It does what is says on the tin ... It's a TimeHop 😃
UPDATE: I deleted the app and reduced the stars from 5 to 3 because they ruined it by insisting on a level of invasiveness I wasn’t comfortable with and too much with the ads. Timehop, you’ll look back and realise you killed your own product if you don’t relax with the stupidity!!
Adverts spoil this
I really like this app and once managed to get my streak to around 300 days IIRC. Only a lack of connectivity for a few days broke it.
Anyhoo, this sort of leads me to the review as when a streak is broken you can restore it by watching an ad. The one I just had to watch was the first of its kind I have come across in that it was interactive. I had to play a stupid game that I have no interest in just to progress the advert for said game. Absolutely awful. Can we not just pay for Timehop to ensure these kinds of adverts aren’t encouraged?
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.