BOTIM is a messaging app that allows users to send messages and make voice or video calls to an individual or group of people.

Users can publicly share their status (such as ‘Available’ or ‘In class’) and they can share their location with other users. A message sent on BOTIM can include pictures, videos and documents. BOTIM has other uses such as making money transfers, playing games and it has a step counter where users can share how many steps they’ve taken with friends. A user can pay for ‘BOTIM Prime’ or ‘VIP’ to use the app without adverts or for higher-quality video calls.

There are no parental controls available on BOTIM but the app does have safety settings. For example, a user can decide who can see their profile photo, status and the last time they were on the app. They can block contacts and also turn off read receipts and create a passcode for the app.

* In their Terms of Use in 2018 it states that the minimum age to use the platform was 13. However in their current terms there is not a clear minimum age. Instead it states: “By using the Services, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and you represent that you have either reached the legal age of maturity in the jurisdiction where you are resident under the applicable laws or your parent or legal guardian (by allowing you access the Services) agrees to be bound by these Terms on your behalf.”


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