Experts fear a popular mobile app is being exploited by sex offenders to contact children as young as 10.

Yubo, which was previously known as Yellow, is a free-to-download mobile phone app, and describes itself as “a social app to meet new friends and have fun with them”. 

Just like adult dating app Tinder, Yubo allows user to connect with others based on their location. 

Users can swipe left or right to accept or decline an invitation to chat. If there’s a match, they can exchange messages, photos and video chats with them and even add them as a friend on Snapchat or follow them on Instagram. Even if they don’t know each other.

What’s more, is the app also syncs with Snapchat, meaning users can livestream themselves to anyone watching.

It is growing in popularity among school-age teens who use it to chat and send pictures to friends and strangers.

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