Sarahah: All you need to know about the disruptive anonymous messaging app

11 August, 2017, 17:21 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Courtesy Sarahah

You are witnessing the rise of Sarahah, an app and website which allows users to send and receive anonymous messages and post them on social media.

The app was created by a developer from Saudi Arabia called ZainAlabdin Tawfiq.

The Sarahah anonymous messaging app provides a platform to search for users, express one's feelings much easily and anonymously, and end it there.

The inventors claim that the concept of creating Sarahah is to help people discover, "strengths and areas for improvement by receiving honest feedback from employees and friends in a private manner". Such is the craze, that the Sarahah app has already crossed 50 lakh downloads on Google Play Store since its launch in February. They can share their profile with friends or on their other social media accounts so people can send them anonymous messages.

It was designed as a self-development app, but with the increasing numbers of cases of cyber-stalking and trolling it remains to be seen if this app, which has been making waves in the last few days in India, is the best thing for iOS and Android users. This messaging app doesn't require your mobile number. People have received some heart whelming anonymous messages on the app, from people they drifted apart years ago maybe, or from someone they loved or were once friends with.

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But if you remember the setup, Sarahah takes your email address, which is concealed in the app. Here's where the anonymity of Sarahah becomes not so fun: people can sometimes be mean. One has to register on Sarahah app and share the username with friends.

Sarahah has been kept simple with just three sections. You will receive the text message but won't ever get to know who sent it. But it is the only piece of evidence that can link a message back to its sender. In some ways, the app is reminiscent of Secret, where users spilled dirty secrets about other Twitter users. "New messages appear in a feed on the app, which can be favourited, forwarded or deleted".

"Sarahah helps people self-develop by receiving constructive anonymous feedback", read Sarahah's description on Google Play Store. Another setting ensures that non-registered users can't message you on the app. Sent shows all the "constructive" criticism you have been sending on the app.

Sarahah won't disclose the identity of the logged-in senders to users except with their approval. Several reviews on Apple's App Store cite a lot of the bad comments as a reason for giving Sarahah a weak rating.

"You can't respond to messages now". Are you missing out on something if not using Sarahah?

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