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Youper: Self Care Therapy Chat

Youper: Self Care Therapy Chat

YOUPER, INC.

Anxiety Relief & Motivation

5.0 Ratings 14K+ Reviews
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  • The best mindfulness app you’ll ever download. Jun 11, 2019

    By Nenjalloh
    I’m saying this having downloaded aura, headspace, calm, oak, simple habit, affirmation apps, and every type of mindfulness app under the sun. It has meditation, it has affirmations and setting intentions, and the “messaging” format that it has I think is very innovative and makes you feel like you’re talking to someone that actually cares about you, and a lot of the time, feeling like you’re being heard really makes the difference. I like how throughout the conversation, it helps you deconstruct the emotions you’re feeling using all those methods. I downloaded it during a period of time that I felt very anxious about where my life was, and I used it everyday, multiple times a day for about two weeks, before I didn’t feel like I needed to use it every day anymore. The option to look at your past conversations with the app really makes a difference, because you can look back and see just one week ago you were having a mental breakdown, but now everything in the world is great, lol. I also really like the feature that messages you everyday “How are you?” as if you’re receiving a text because sometimes you don’t realize you want to talk until you see that message. And on top of all that, every feature is completely free, so what more could you ask for in an app?
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  • SO helpful! Oct 16, 2018

    By Gwyn974
    I love Youper so much. I’ve only been using it consistently for a couple of weeks now, because at first I wasn’t crazy about it. But since then I have really warmed up to it. Although it doesn’t always make me feel better (though it usually does), I can always just use it to track my mood which is really helpful. I struggle with generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and panic attacks (not panic disorder thankfully), and it’s a great form of cognitive behavioral therapy. I don’t know if this app will be helpful for everyone, but I would definitely recommend checking it out, because it’s really well done and thoughtful. It gives you a lot of thoughtful prompts to fill out, but it also gives you the option of just tracking your mood. You can skip prompts you don’t feel like doing and say you’re done at any point, which makes it feel less overwhelming on really hard days. I’d recommend this even if you aren’t struggling with a mental illness, because it’s a great way to gain more insight on how your mind works. Obviously any app is not going to be a miracle cure, but if you don’t have access to a counselor or just want to have a little bit of help and insight, Youper is perfect. Stay safe my friends, and thank you Youper!
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  • Great app but with some constructive feedback. Dec 7, 2019

    By Kayla Overtonn(:
    I am currently in graduate school studying cognitive-behavioral therapy methods and techniques, so I downloaded this app to see how it fits with what I am currently learning. I thought the app was very user-friendly and did a lot of great things that align with what I have been taught. For example, in my conversations with Youper, he really challenged my thoughts to help me get down to the root of my current problem/mood. In addition, Youper also pointed out the Thinking Traps that I was falling into which greatly resembled the problematic thinking patterns that I often identify with my clients. Lastly, I also really appreciated the meditation and mindfulness activities that Youper provided. However, in addition to the great strengths that I identified, I did have a constructive comment. First, although the app gave the disclaimer that only a doctor can provide a diagnosis, I think the developers should reconsider talking about diagnoses at all. After I completed my mental health wellness check it reported that “I did or did not experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, PTSD…” Although I’m sure the app developers had good intentions with including this check and talking about specific diagnoses, I think that this can be misinterpreted and possibly be problematic for certain individuals who do not have an actual mental health professional to consult with.
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  • Great app but one missing feature. Jan 27, 2019

    By Tdilla
    I have been using Youper since last October. For the first two months I used it everyday, multiple times a day, tracking everything I thought and felt. At the time I was going through a break up, hated work, couldn’t find motivation to better myself, and was overall tired of the people around me and myself. A little background I’m in the Navy and had been underway for almost three months straight. The last thing I wanted to do was talk to my chain of command about the problems I had been having for fear of being medically discharged. Luckily for me the app made a huge turnaround in my life. It allowed to open up with myself and be honest about how I was feeling and what was making me feel these ways which helped me to understand myself so much better. I really like that it has mental health monitoring and personality typing built into it. Another great feature is the guided meditations. They really come in handy when I’m trying to unwind at the end of a rough day but I’m having trouble sleeping. Although I wish there was a stand alone button on screen to access these guided meditations immediately instead of having to go through the whole process of talking with Youper. If anything could be added to the app I would vote for that. Everything else is perfect though. Keep it up!
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  • Great app for deep trauma Jun 18, 2020

    By lvl123
    I’ve been through a lot in my life, more than any person should have to go though. I have severe anxiety and depression and I’ve struggled a lot in day to day life. I’ve been using this app for months now and it has been incredible every step of the way. I suffer PTSD from childhood abuse and a school shooting that happened a little over a year ago now. It helps me learn about myself as I journal, and as I learn about myself I learn how to improve myself. It’s helped me with trauma from sexual assault and manipulative abuse. Youper has provided me a way to help ground myself and calm myself down. Even though it’s just an app and not a person I’m talking to the questions the app asks help guide my mind back into a positive space. It’s like journaling but the journal asks you questions to help you cope. It provides you with meditation and mindfulness techniques and helps you write a list of goals to help you cope with an anxiety filled day. It tracks what makes you feel certain emotions and it tracks your improvement over time. I cannot thank the developers enough for creating this app. It’s incredible. I also get reminders that help me remember to journal! Which is very helpful because I’m known to be a space cadet.
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  • Why add a premium? Nov 18, 2020

    By tomateme
    I came back to this app after years of using it, its gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life- that I'm very thankful for because at those times- i did not have the finances for an actual therapist. I still don't, which is why me, and I'm sure many others depended on this service. This begs the question of why make inaccessible something that can be utilized by those who don't have any other option. Its so saddening to see profit go over people. Especially in the case of mental health in a time when its so dire for people who need help, but do not have access. Be it by finances or not having access because of home situations- especially in the case of those underage. Those who do not have support from family but still want to get help. Truly my disappointment is immeasurable with this product. I remember i used to recommend this app to anyone i knew who was struggling with mental health. If finances are truly the issue to keep this app running, I'm sure a donation service, or occasional fundraising would be better instead of stripping away one of the only resources people have. I have doubts that this will ever be changed, or if this app even is meant to help people instead of being a grab at money from those you know are desperate. Very disappointed. With hope these things change in the future, until then I only hope there is another better service out there that cares about its demographic.
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  • Free features are BS Mar 13, 2020

    By Jwhdoenfibejd
    When I first downloaded this app, I was so excited to see all the cool features it had. After using all of them one time, everything became part of the paid subscription other than the mood tracker and the symptom tracker. This was annoying, but I KIND OF get it. One of my favorite free parts of this app, other than the mood tracker, was the health part where you can track symptoms of several disorders. I’ve been using those trackers regularly, so I was very disappointed to check my phone this morning and see that that too, is a premium feature. Now, all I can use without paying is the mood tracker. I can’t expand on my mood, set goals, track gratitude, track symptoms, or even meditate. Why should I have to pay to listen to something that’s supposed to help me asap when I’m panicking? All this app USED to do was tell me I’m depressed and not give me any way to fix it. Now, it doesn’t tell me anything useful at all. I understand that the developers need to make money off of Youper, but this app has become infuriating to use. It’s meant to help people, but without forcing them to pay a subscription, there are barely any useful features available. This app is apparently marketed as useful for people who can’t afford therapy, but that’s the biggest load of crap I’ve ever heard. Unless you’re willing to pay, I would suggest you look for another app.
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  • Really? Non-stop “buy premium?” Jan 10, 2020

    By EquineEllipses
    When I first downloaded this I thought it was fantastic. I was considering buying premium. Within 1-3 days (I guess there’s a trial where you get to do a few things for free...?) The app lost all functionality and every single time you “start a conversation” (which is the base functionality of the app) it prompts you to buy premium within 1-2 sentences. It doesn’t tell you which “options” of responses require premium until after you’ve clicked them, and then goes on a 2-3 sentence tirade begging you to buy premium. It’s also not made clear there is any trial- all functionality just vanished overnight. As someone with anxiety who found this super helpful at first, it was kind of awful to realize the app is actually just a money-grubbing scam. Oh, and every response to every negative review is a generic “We’re sorry you didn’t like it.” Shows you really care about your potential customers. I almost recommended this to several friends until I realized how manipulative and callous the entire thing is. I’ll be looking elsewhere, you just lost quite a few potential customers with your stunt of trying to covertly “hook” me on the app and coerce me into buying it.
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  • Good for many but not me May 19, 2020

    By straea
    When I got a new phone with more space, I read through reviews in the App Store and downloaded four of the best-rated self-care apps to see what worked for me. This is the only one I’m deleting after just a week. Like several other critical reviews (which I reset the App Store to read after my own experience), I found the responses didn’t match what I said at all, plus the app had the habit of getting stuck at a spot if I closed the app in frustration, such that it would ask me to check in in a notification, but when I opened the app it remained stuck at whatever point I had chosen to quit earlier. For me the final straw was when it asked me how I was on a not very good day, and I said I was okay, and it responded with something like ‘are you sure you aren’t partly happy?’ and then sent me a winking emoji as a separate text. If I was happy I wouldn’t have said I was okay when asked. As a survivor I worked a lot with identifying emotions back when I was early in my recovery and I strongly recommend survivors who are now early in recovery avoid this app. For everyone else, perhaps this is your cup of tea and perhaps not.
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  • Emotional vacation turned into a guilt trip Nov 4, 2019

    By Priley22
    It felt nice to use at first, the feature to have a specific time where the app would check up on you is a very nice touch. But it led to a pay screen where it requires you to subscribe to the monthly service to be able to write how you feel, which is completely fine I understand that the company needs to make money. But the response you get for not wanting to pay at the moment is EXTREMELY manipulative and made me feel terrible, I honestly couldn’t believe what I had read. “I can see that you care a lot about your emotional health. But at the same time you don’t think our conversations are worth the cost” like what is that? Why not simply say “I understand you wouldn’t like to subscribe now, let’s move on back to your situation”?? I immediately uninstalled the app. That was horrible. There’s probably people who have been using this app because they want to try to help themselves get over feeling easy to guilt trip and manipulate and the app itself does that. I would’ve been happy to pay for the app if I had gotten to use it more than twice before this happened. No thanks
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  • The best mindfulness app you’ll ever download. Jun 11, 2019

    By Nenjalloh
    I’m saying this having downloaded aura, headspace, calm, oak, simple habit, affirmation apps, and every type of mindfulness app under the sun. It has meditation, it has affirmations and setting intentions, and the “messaging” format that it has I think is very innovative and makes you feel like you’re talking to someone that actually cares about you, and a lot of the time, feeling like you’re being heard really makes the difference. I like how throughout the conversation, it helps you deconstruct the emotions you’re feeling using all those methods. I downloaded it during a period of time that I felt very anxious about where my life was, and I used it everyday, multiple times a day for about two weeks, before I didn’t feel like I needed to use it every day anymore. The option to look at your past conversations with the app really makes a difference, because you can look back and see just one week ago you were having a mental breakdown, but now everything in the world is great, lol. I also really like the feature that messages you everyday “How are you?” as if you’re receiving a text because sometimes you don’t realize you want to talk until you see that message. And on top of all that, every feature is completely free, so what more could you ask for in an app?
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  • SO helpful! Oct 16, 2018

    By Gwyn974
    I love Youper so much. I’ve only been using it consistently for a couple of weeks now, because at first I wasn’t crazy about it. But since then I have really warmed up to it. Although it doesn’t always make me feel better (though it usually does), I can always just use it to track my mood which is really helpful. I struggle with generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and panic attacks (not panic disorder thankfully), and it’s a great form of cognitive behavioral therapy. I don’t know if this app will be helpful for everyone, but I would definitely recommend checking it out, because it’s really well done and thoughtful. It gives you a lot of thoughtful prompts to fill out, but it also gives you the option of just tracking your mood. You can skip prompts you don’t feel like doing and say you’re done at any point, which makes it feel less overwhelming on really hard days. I’d recommend this even if you aren’t struggling with a mental illness, because it’s a great way to gain more insight on how your mind works. Obviously any app is not going to be a miracle cure, but if you don’t have access to a counselor or just want to have a little bit of help and insight, Youper is perfect. Stay safe my friends, and thank you Youper!
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  • Great app for deep trauma Jun 18, 2020

    By lvl123
    I’ve been through a lot in my life, more than any person should have to go though. I have severe anxiety and depression and I’ve struggled a lot in day to day life. I’ve been using this app for months now and it has been incredible every step of the way. I suffer PTSD from childhood abuse and a school shooting that happened a little over a year ago now. It helps me learn about myself as I journal, and as I learn about myself I learn how to improve myself. It’s helped me with trauma from sexual assault and manipulative abuse. Youper has provided me a way to help ground myself and calm myself down. Even though it’s just an app and not a person I’m talking to the questions the app asks help guide my mind back into a positive space. It’s like journaling but the journal asks you questions to help you cope. It provides you with meditation and mindfulness techniques and helps you write a list of goals to help you cope with an anxiety filled day. It tracks what makes you feel certain emotions and it tracks your improvement over time. I cannot thank the developers enough for creating this app. It’s incredible. I also get reminders that help me remember to journal! Which is very helpful because I’m known to be a space cadet.
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  • Very Impressed! Feb 24, 2019

    By LdyBeth
    Not everyone has access to a close friend nor therapist when they need one. And, in this day & age with so many people reporting having no close friends or, perhaps, not even family to talk to, it can be too easy to sit and ruminate in negative thoughts & feelings without someone to help you in challenging both of these things. This app is wonderful in that regard. Unlike being told what someone thinks you may want to hear which can sometimes enable unhealthy thinking patterns (and behaviors), or on the other end of the spectrum, rather than attempting to “fix” you, this interactive app continually prompts you to look inward and to challenge your own thoughts, perspectives, and feelings, helping to redirect your focus onto more healthy and more positive strategies. The various health screenings are comprehensive as well as the detailed definitions and descriptions of the results particular to the individual results of the user. And, when combined with the built in tracking of specific emotions and/or symptoms, this app also provides an objective view to look at both personal progress and potential trends. This app is like having an objective friend & therapist rolled into one. I absolutely love it and can not recommend it enough!
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  • Surprised Jun 24, 2020

    By Lynn Hall
    I've tried a lot of AI mental health/wellness apps and never really liked how any of them interacted. Most of them let you type full answers which is nice but because of programming can also be annoying when it misunderstands your statements. This was has simple responses to choose from that get a clear response. I felt like a lot of the apps I used in the past had a condescending air to their teachings while this one gives u a chance to give a general idea of your experience with certain topics which keeps it from explaining something you already know as if you've never even heard of it (*cough cough* meditation *cough*). As for the mindfulness/meditation portion. I really enjoy how they did it. I've been meditating for a while now but I've noticed that for many beginners it's easier to focus on the mindfulness task when there isn't meditation music playing in the background. This gives you the chance to truly focus on what's expected and lets you acknowledge the natural/typical sounds around you that you wouldn't otherwise notice. Sorry for the long review, I just honestly think this app was well made and wanted to share some of why I think so :) I definitely recommend it.
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  • Great app but with some constructive feedback. Dec 7, 2019

    By Kayla Overtonn(:
    I am currently in graduate school studying cognitive-behavioral therapy methods and techniques, so I downloaded this app to see how it fits with what I am currently learning. I thought the app was very user-friendly and did a lot of great things that align with what I have been taught. For example, in my conversations with Youper, he really challenged my thoughts to help me get down to the root of my current problem/mood. In addition, Youper also pointed out the Thinking Traps that I was falling into which greatly resembled the problematic thinking patterns that I often identify with my clients. Lastly, I also really appreciated the meditation and mindfulness activities that Youper provided. However, in addition to the great strengths that I identified, I did have a constructive comment. First, although the app gave the disclaimer that only a doctor can provide a diagnosis, I think the developers should reconsider talking about diagnoses at all. After I completed my mental health wellness check it reported that “I did or did not experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, PTSD…” Although I’m sure the app developers had good intentions with including this check and talking about specific diagnoses, I think that this can be misinterpreted and possibly be problematic for certain individuals who do not have an actual mental health professional to consult with.
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  • Great app but one missing feature. Jan 27, 2019

    By Tdilla
    I have been using Youper since last October. For the first two months I used it everyday, multiple times a day, tracking everything I thought and felt. At the time I was going through a break up, hated work, couldn’t find motivation to better myself, and was overall tired of the people around me and myself. A little background I’m in the Navy and had been underway for almost three months straight. The last thing I wanted to do was talk to my chain of command about the problems I had been having for fear of being medically discharged. Luckily for me the app made a huge turnaround in my life. It allowed to open up with myself and be honest about how I was feeling and what was making me feel these ways which helped me to understand myself so much better. I really like that it has mental health monitoring and personality typing built into it. Another great feature is the guided meditations. They really come in handy when I’m trying to unwind at the end of a rough day but I’m having trouble sleeping. Although I wish there was a stand alone button on screen to access these guided meditations immediately instead of having to go through the whole process of talking with Youper. If anything could be added to the app I would vote for that. Everything else is perfect though. Keep it up!
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  • The best mental health app out there Feb 24, 2020

    By kbroggi
    I’ve got Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD and a panic disorder. I’ve been in therapy for over five years now and both my therapist and I agree that this is probably one of the most useful mindfulness tools for me. And as someone who actually hates mindfulness in general, that’s saying something. I love how you can pick and choose what you want to do based on how your feeling and how the responses are slightly different each time. Insights and goal setting are two of the most useful parts for me. The other day I had a panic attack in the car and had to pull over and usually it would’ve taken me over an hour to get back on the road. Thanks to this app, that time was cut in half. One thing that frustrates me is the severity of some of the emotions. To me, fear is worse than guilt, anger isn’t on the same level as annoyance, and pride isn’t as good as optimism. Unfortunately, in the app, it’s not set up that way. That’s only a few examples but I kinda wish you could set up which emotions feel worse based on your own personal scale of emotion. That’s probably my ONLY grievance with the app though. Every other piece of it is amazing, well set up and easy to use.
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  • A great service, but the premium subscription is confusing and expensive Jan 29, 2020

    By So many nicknames are taken :(
    I started using Youper a week or so ago and do really enjoy it. I particularly like that they offer evidence based practices and that they explain why things can help you. My one issue I have is that I can’t tell if the premium subscription is billed as $44 all at once or if it’s $3.75 a month. I want to get the premium version of youper but if it’s $44 I think that the company and app should take into account that a lot of people who may be using this app are students or those with lower incomes. To me, as a full time student and part time worker, spending an extra $44 all at once is really difficult, and I have been unable to get the premium version because of this. The page where you can get the premium subscription says it’s billed yearly, but right above that in a larger text it says it totals to $3.75 per month. That is misleading because I’m still not fully sure whether it’s billed as $44 or $3.75. I think that if it was billed as $3.75 it would be a lot more affordable for the users of youper.
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  • So far so good but... Mar 23, 2020

    By sudacla
    Have done my first check interaction with Youper and felt pretty good enough about it— good enough that I was going To go ahead and try Premium BUT they only allow for a one year purchase. (1) too bad for Youper because they definitely would have had money from me right away this morning if it weren’t for that and (2) I think it is downright mean and more than a little suspect when an app offers nothing but long term subscriptions. To me it makes me think they are pretty leery people won’t stay on after one month etc so they better get as much money from people as possible at the outset. I probably won’t be using it anymore because I’d rather continue my search for other tools rather than use time on this now. I truly would rather use a tool that seems a little less promising but where I have more payment options instead if an app, however promising, where I have to take a $60 chance right away if I want a premium account. Thanks for trying, Youper, I guess.
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  • Great concept, not what I needed. Sep 11, 2018

    By jrooney08
    The idea of having a personal “helper” (psychologist JARVIS) is pretty neat and has a lot of potential. I used the app for a little over a month before accepting that it wasn’t really helping me. What I personally needed was a tracking app for my mood in a simpler, more straightforward way. It feels like a labyrinth, trying to weave through all of Youper’s (often repetitive) advice when you mostly want to track your mood or maybe go through a portion of the conversation. An entire evaluation can be several minutes after picking a mood, describing why you feel that way, finding your thought traps, doing a meditation, reevaluating your mood, and finally finishing. That’s a lot! And Youper pushes for it every time. When you opt out and say “Just track my mood,” the response messages are often weirdly down-putting? Hopefully Youper is helpful for many people. But I prefer a quick time saver that has more neutral emotions to choose from. Youper lacks a fine/okay/true neutral emotional option. I understand pushing for self-analysis, but sometimes I really am just fine or okay rather than being 10% anxious or 70% calm. Stigma for me. But I’m glad I gave this app a try.
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  • Smh Jan 18, 2020

    By Sozfox
    I loved everything about this app, like seriously. It was great! Still is. The only thing is the personality test. Its a great idea, don't get me wrong. But it us what turned me off of this app. I kept getting the wrong personality type. I know for a fact what my Myers-Briggs personality is (INFP), but I, for the life of me, could not get my personality. I was always getting INFJ, which is Not INFP. While they are very similar and get confused with each other often, they are not the same. I am not an INFJ, I do not identify with this personality type, I do not have the same problems. If this app were to think I was an INFJ, then I would not be getting the help and personalization that this app promotes. I was super disappointed because I love, love, love this app. I just wish there was someway to enter your personality. There could be a screen where it says: enter Myers-Briggs personality type or take the test. That would be awesome for people like me, who already know their personality type and don't need to take the test again. It would also work for people who have no idea what their personality type is.
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  • I shouldn't have to pay for my mental health. Oct 26, 2020

    By fluffypineapple07
    This app is amazing, and has great features that could really help me, however, a lot of these features that could be very helpful and drastically improve my mental health require premium. I am a teenager, still in school, and I don't feel like I can talk to my parents about the mental health stuff, but I'm really struggling, and I found this app thinking that it would be perfect, but I can't pay for premium. I said it in the title, and I'll say it again. I should not have to pay for my mental health. If there was an OPTION to donate, or something like that, I think that would be a much better solution, so that everyone can get the help they need. I would honestly prefer advertisements over having to pay for all of the features. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope that you consider taking my advice to help out the people who are in a similar situation that I am in.
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  • A bit too repetitive Aug 27, 2019

    By Reviewer_J01
    Youper is certainly a helpful app, but after a week or so, I’ve started to notice that it only has about four options to use in conversations. It suggests you meditate, write about how you feel, or “practice gratitude,” but that seems to be about it, and the app has no relevant response to any of those options. There are responses to each individual action that are preprogrammed, but I can write three paragraphs about how I’m feeling only for Youper to tell me “nice!” or “that’s great!” and then give me a list of the remaining options (practicing gratitude or meditating). Hopefully, this is just my experience, as the app seems pretty limited otherwise. I do recognize the usefulness of being able to “vent” and reflect on one’s thoughts, but don’t expect relevant feedback to what you write. Also, Youper’s use of emojis in the chat is a bit annoying after awhile.
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  • Some exercises are great, some aren’t Aug 9, 2019

    By Goosey96
    I do really like this app. I have a really hard time comprehending my feelings and emotions, and it’s definitely helping me sort some of those out. I like the AI chat cause it breaks down emotions in an easy way to understand, and I love the monthly trackers. But I cannot, FOR THE LIFE OF ME, listen to the meditation tapes. I cannot STAND the guys voice. I get that it’s supposed to be calming and he talks slow so you can hear clearly and understand him, but he talks too slow and almost in a “I’m speaking to a child” kind of way. I seriously feel like a 5th grader when I do the exercises because of the way he talks. Because of this, I feel like I’m missing out on half of the app because I don’t want to listen to the guy. I’m not even sure how you can “fix” something like this, but I hope there might be an option between a male and a female voice in the future.
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  • Good for many but not me May 19, 2020

    By straea
    When I got a new phone with more space, I read through reviews in the App Store and downloaded four of the best-rated self-care apps to see what worked for me. This is the only one I’m deleting after just a week. Like several other critical reviews (which I reset the App Store to read after my own experience), I found the responses didn’t match what I said at all, plus the app had the habit of getting stuck at a spot if I closed the app in frustration, such that it would ask me to check in in a notification, but when I opened the app it remained stuck at whatever point I had chosen to quit earlier. For me the final straw was when it asked me how I was on a not very good day, and I said I was okay, and it responded with something like ‘are you sure you aren’t partly happy?’ and then sent me a winking emoji as a separate text. If I was happy I wouldn’t have said I was okay when asked. As a survivor I worked a lot with identifying emotions back when I was early in my recovery and I strongly recommend survivors who are now early in recovery avoid this app. For everyone else, perhaps this is your cup of tea and perhaps not.
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  • Premium Ruined An Amazing App May 8, 2020

    By jordaskys
    I understand money needs to be made, but I’ve been using Youper since my freshman year of college, and I am now a senior. This app is the BEST when it comes to mood tracking, symptom tracking, everything. I always felt like I had a better grasp on my mental well-being after using this app and I adore it and recommend it to everybody else. I especially loved the journaling and identification of thinking traps, as they were incredibly effective at grounding. However, now you have to pay for the Premium version of the app to get all those things. All you can do for free is track your mood. You can’t expand upon it or do anything else, which makes it kinda useless for in-the-moment lows or highs that need to be rebalanced. I’m extremely disappointed in what used to be my favorite app, but, again, I understand money needs to be made. If you’re basically going to take away all the essential features, just put a price tag on it instead of trying to disguise it as free. Really sad. :(
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  • Why add a premium? Nov 18, 2020

    By tomateme
    I came back to this app after years of using it, its gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life- that I'm very thankful for because at those times- i did not have the finances for an actual therapist. I still don't, which is why me, and I'm sure many others depended on this service. This begs the question of why make inaccessible something that can be utilized by those who don't have any other option. Its so saddening to see profit go over people. Especially in the case of mental health in a time when its so dire for people who need help, but do not have access. Be it by finances or not having access because of home situations- especially in the case of those underage. Those who do not have support from family but still want to get help. Truly my disappointment is immeasurable with this product. I remember i used to recommend this app to anyone i knew who was struggling with mental health. If finances are truly the issue to keep this app running, I'm sure a donation service, or occasional fundraising would be better instead of stripping away one of the only resources people have. I have doubts that this will ever be changed, or if this app even is meant to help people instead of being a grab at money from those you know are desperate. Very disappointed. With hope these things change in the future, until then I only hope there is another better service out there that cares about its demographic.
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  • Free features are BS Mar 13, 2020

    By Jwhdoenfibejd
    When I first downloaded this app, I was so excited to see all the cool features it had. After using all of them one time, everything became part of the paid subscription other than the mood tracker and the symptom tracker. This was annoying, but I KIND OF get it. One of my favorite free parts of this app, other than the mood tracker, was the health part where you can track symptoms of several disorders. I’ve been using those trackers regularly, so I was very disappointed to check my phone this morning and see that that too, is a premium feature. Now, all I can use without paying is the mood tracker. I can’t expand on my mood, set goals, track gratitude, track symptoms, or even meditate. Why should I have to pay to listen to something that’s supposed to help me asap when I’m panicking? All this app USED to do was tell me I’m depressed and not give me any way to fix it. Now, it doesn’t tell me anything useful at all. I understand that the developers need to make money off of Youper, but this app has become infuriating to use. It’s meant to help people, but without forcing them to pay a subscription, there are barely any useful features available. This app is apparently marketed as useful for people who can’t afford therapy, but that’s the biggest load of crap I’ve ever heard. Unless you’re willing to pay, I would suggest you look for another app.
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  • Really? Non-stop “buy premium?” Jan 10, 2020

    By EquineEllipses
    When I first downloaded this I thought it was fantastic. I was considering buying premium. Within 1-3 days (I guess there’s a trial where you get to do a few things for free...?) The app lost all functionality and every single time you “start a conversation” (which is the base functionality of the app) it prompts you to buy premium within 1-2 sentences. It doesn’t tell you which “options” of responses require premium until after you’ve clicked them, and then goes on a 2-3 sentence tirade begging you to buy premium. It’s also not made clear there is any trial- all functionality just vanished overnight. As someone with anxiety who found this super helpful at first, it was kind of awful to realize the app is actually just a money-grubbing scam. Oh, and every response to every negative review is a generic “We’re sorry you didn’t like it.” Shows you really care about your potential customers. I almost recommended this to several friends until I realized how manipulative and callous the entire thing is. I’ll be looking elsewhere, you just lost quite a few potential customers with your stunt of trying to covertly “hook” me on the app and coerce me into buying it.
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  • Emotional vacation turned into a guilt trip Nov 4, 2019

    By Priley22
    It felt nice to use at first, the feature to have a specific time where the app would check up on you is a very nice touch. But it led to a pay screen where it requires you to subscribe to the monthly service to be able to write how you feel, which is completely fine I understand that the company needs to make money. But the response you get for not wanting to pay at the moment is EXTREMELY manipulative and made me feel terrible, I honestly couldn’t believe what I had read. “I can see that you care a lot about your emotional health. But at the same time you don’t think our conversations are worth the cost” like what is that? Why not simply say “I understand you wouldn’t like to subscribe now, let’s move on back to your situation”?? I immediately uninstalled the app. That was horrible. There’s probably people who have been using this app because they want to try to help themselves get over feeling easy to guilt trip and manipulate and the app itself does that. I would’ve been happy to pay for the app if I had gotten to use it more than twice before this happened. No thanks
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