Highlight (application)

The Highlight application
Developer(s) Highlight
Platform iOS and Android
Type Social Networking
Website highlig.ht

Highlight is a social networking application for iOS and Android created by Paul Davison.[1] The application finds nearby users and shows things they have in common with a user. The application received a large update which introduced Android support on November 20, 2012.[2] On April 30, 2015, the developers announced a change of focus towards social networking via photo-sharing through their Roll [3] app.


Highlight has been criticized for its disclosing of private information to strangers.[4] Highlight requires a connection to both users' Facebook accounts and their location. The difference between Highlight and other services like Foursquare is that it shares information continuously.[5]


  1. Lawler, Ryan (20 November 2012). "Highlight Launches Android App And New iOS App With Expanded Profiles, "High Fives," And Improved Notifications". Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  2. Price, Emily (20 November 2012). "Highlight Updates Its iOS App, Finally Comes To Android". Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  3. Roll Archived 2016-02-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. Golijan, Rosa. "Trendy iPhone app 'Highlight' is a privacy nightmare". Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  5. Highlight Privacy Policy Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  1. Highlight

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