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Selphee review

Share a photo that turns into a video with Selphee

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People share lots of photos and videos, so why not combine the two? That’s the idea behind Selphee. You take a selfie (or any other photo, using either camera), then shoot a short video. When your friends view the photo, they’ll be surprised when it suddenly plays video.

There’s also an option to use an existing photo from the gallery, but ours kept coming up blank. Some basic photo editing options let you add funky frames and speech bubbles.

Then the video section allows you to record multiple clips, Vine-style, by holding the button repeatedly. You can then share your creation via a weblink on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp or SMS. It sounds innocuous enough, but there’s a worrying privacy angle since it turns out that the videos are actually uploaded to the ‘selpheeuploads’ YouTube channel for anyone to see.

Lack of censorship is also a problem, judging by one video we found. It’d be far better if there was a private weblink for each video with no public access.

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