Community guidelines

Last Update: November 10, 2016

PHHHOTO is committed to freedom of speech and expression. We also reserve the right to set limits regarding behavior that we feel harms others or harms the PHHHOTO community. If we feel you have violated our guidelines, you may receive a message from us. We'll always do our best to be fair. If you don't correct the behavior, we reserve the right to take action against your account without notice which may include suspending your account, changing your username, removal of your content, or removing you from the app, for any reason, but in particular to protect other users and the community. We reserve the right to enforce or not enforce these guidelines at our discretion and none of these guidelines creates a contractual obligation for us to act in any particular manner. 

You can report violations of these guidelines to us directly.


PHHHOTO is for expressing yourself and sharing moments w/ your friends. We encourage creativity, expression, inclusion, acceptance, experimentation and fun. We want to include as many people from all over the world as possible.  


Malicious Speech 

Don't hate on anybody. Especially don't do it based on race, ethnic origin, religion, political views, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation. And please, don't bully anybody.

Harm to Minors

Be sensitive when posting content that involves a minor. Don't post anything relating to a minor that is sexually suggestive or violent. Don't solicit anything from a minor, either on the app or off.


Don't try to communicate with someone who has Blocked you or asked you to stop communicating with them. The BLOCK feature is there for a reason and nope means nope. 

Spam Comments

Don't spam with your comments - keep your comments relevant, don't self-promote and don't ask to be followed back. Take cool PHHHOTOs and be respectful to get more followers! Spammers are auto-disqualified from WOW. #nofollowbacks #nowowforspam

Unshielded NSFW Content

PHHHOTO appreciates the wide variety of points of view concerning sexuality and adult-oriented content. If you post sexual or adult-oriented content, we will shield your account as Explicit and ask users to opt in before viewing your profile and your posts. This isn't a punishment but rather a head's up to unsuspecting PHHHOTO users who would prefer not to see NSFW material. Don't use PHHHOTO to solicit NSFW content from other users outside of the app, such as via email. 

Promotion or Glorification of Self-Harm

Don't post content that actively promotes or glorifies self-harm. This includes content that urges or encourages others to: cut or injure themselves; embrace anorexia, bulimia, or other eating disorders; or commit suicide rather than, e.g., seeking counseling or treatment, or joining together in supportive conversation with those suffering or recovering from depression or other conditions. Dialogue about these behaviors is incredibly important and online communities can be extraordinarily helpful to people struggling with these difficult conditions. We aim for PHHHOTO to be a place that facilitates awareness, support and recovery, and we will remove only those posts or blogs that cross the line into active promotion or glorification of self-harm. We are fully aligned with Tumblr's policies and respect the work they have done to bring awareness and recovery to this important issue. Check out their resources page here. You matter. 

Gore, Mutilation, Bestiality, Abuse of Animals, Necrophilia or Disrespect of Remains

Don't post gore just to be shocking. Don't showcase the mutilation or torture of human beings or animals or mock or disrespect their remains. Don't abuse animals.

Username Abuse or Squatting

Usernames on PHHHOTO are first come, first serve. However, PHHHOTO usernames are meant to be used and enjoyed. Don't sit on them unused, and don’t squat, buy, trade, or sell usernames. We reserve the right to permanently remove accounts and release usernames at our discretion.

Confusion or Impersonation

Don't impersonate anyone. Don’t post other people’s work without permission and without giving credit right at the top. Don't mislead anyone by pretending to be someone else. Be you. 

Privacy Violations

Don't use PHHHOTO to deceptively obtain personal information. Don't post content that violates anyone's privacy, especially personally identifying or confidential information like credit card numbers, social security numbers or contact information. Don't use PHHHOTO to solicit sensitive information or content from other users outside of the app, such as via email. 

Disruptions, Exploits, or Resource Abuse

Don't attempt unauthorized use, disruption, or exploitation of PHHHOTO or our other products and services or otherwise abuse PHHHOTO's resources.