Anonymous app Sarahah goes viral amid bullying concerns

Anonymous app Sarahah goes viral amid bullying concerns

Anonymous app Sarahah goes viral amid bullying concerns

The app was launched in June and it has taking the internet by storm recently: It is now the fourth top trending application in the Apple app store. The messaging app was developed by Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq to "help people self-develop by receiving constructive anonymous feedback".

Sarahah helps you in discovering your strength and areas for improvement by receiving honest feedback from your employees and your friends in a private manner.

The app has however become a trending hit in India, it is now the No. 1 app in the iOS App Store. The problem with the app is that once you have signed up, all you end up seeing is a Facebook feed full of Sarahah messages. They can share their profile with friends or on their other social media accounts so people can send them anonymous messages.

Sarahah, an anonymous messaging app launched in 2016, has recently gone viral on Facebook. Moreover, you won't be able to reply to the anonymous message that you receive. This app allows anonymous messaging, which is why it has become hugely popular. On the app, you can look for people by simply searching.

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That said, developers are constantly working to improve the performance of the Sarahah app. But of course, the risk is that people will quickly start sending hateful texts to their friends, acquaintances and that's already happening with Sarahah. One has to register on Sarahah app and share the username with friends. In the past, we have seen apps such as Yik Yak, Whisper, Connected2, and Secret that are identical to that of the Sarahah app. The app logs comments you have received, sent and favourited. Well, there is an app for you that lets you do this anonymously. You can not reply to any messages and have a conversation. The app can be used to threaten or cyber bully others. Of the 22,000 reviews in the Google Play store, 8,000 are five-star ratings, and 8,000 are one-star ratings, with a lot of people complaining about glitches. Another setting ensures that non-registered users can't message you on the app. The sender needs to have the link to the Sarahah profile of the person he wants to send a message to. Several reviews on Apple's App Store cite a lot of the bad comments as a reason for giving Sarahah a weak rating.

If they have logged in, messages are still anonymous by default, but users can choose to tag their identity.

The receiver has an option to either like the message by pressing the heart button and, if they think it is a spam, the user has a choice to block that particular person. Are you missing out on something if not using Sarahah?

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