Despite the growing hype of the viral social media app Bondee, many people are uninstalling it. In this article, we look into why and what happened.

A new virtual avatar social media app is taking the globe by storm: Bondee. Created by a Singapore-based tech startup Metadream, this social networking app trended on Twitter—attracting millions of users with its new-gen concept of social networking.

In fact, despite being launched this January 17, Bondee topped app store charts in multiple countries with over 5 million downloads on Google Play alone! According to Techcrunch, this beats Instagram's record, as it only garnered 1 million downloads after two months. 

What's its appeal though? For one thing, Bondee offers customization features that allow users to create their own avatars and design their rooms. And true to its nature of being a social networking app, they can also use said avatars to update their statuses, message friends, and even post pictures!

Promising, yes, but amid the hype, people are already uninstalling Bondee due to some controversies, just a few weeks after its release. Here's an in-depth look at what happened.

Next-Gen Bonding

Just like The Sims—a life-simulation video game first released in 2000—Bondee lets users create their own avatars by choosing their own face shape, eyes, hair color, and even their own OOTDs (outfit-of-the-day). What's more, they can decorate their own digital home. Two blank walls and a floor are provided to the users, which they can personalize with their choice of wallpaper, flooring, furniture, and accessories.

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