Deciphering Sarahah, a social media app which is all about anonymity
Aug 11 2017 by Joanne Wise
You can then, share your "Sarahah" profile on any of the social media platform so that you can inform your friends that you are on the messaging app. The messaging app was developed by Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq to "help people self-develop by receiving constructive anonymous feedback".
The app allows its users to send anonymous messages to others who have installed this app.
Apparently, if you check around the app's official website, you can see that the developer claims, "Sarahah helps you in discovering your strengths and areas for improvement by receiving honest feedback from your employees and your friends in a private manner".
Simply go to either Play Store or App store, download the app or go to the website, and create an account, and once you're in you can send anyone a message.
Sarahah's usefulness is based on the premise that people are more honest with their comments when they don't have to reveal their identify to share a message.
Once a user registers for an account with the app, they can send their profile link to their Facebook friends or post it publicly, following which anyone can use it to share messages on their profile. Moreover, users can also flag messages or mark them as favorite to #Enable them to locate the messages easily in future.
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The Sarahah app is available in Arabic and English. Now, Sarahahapp seems to be the new rage.
Want to send a text to your love interest from college days without giving away your identity?
Why is Sarahahapptrending on Google today? Don't mistake the reply button for actually replying to the person, who sent you the message. For those who are logged in, there is an option to tag themselves when they leave a message, but the default setting is set to anonymous. The app can be used to threaten or cyber bully others. For instance, although it has (at the time of writing) 10,305 5-star reviews on Google Play, it's also got 9,652 1-star reviews, showing a near 50-50 split in opinion. It is known that trolls and bullies often hide behind anonymous identities online, and Sarahah hands this option to them on a platter.
Finally, the "Profile" page lets you manage your profile. You can also send anonymous messages to your friends the same way.
Getting your hands on the Sarahahapp is not hard at all. Unfortunately, you won't be able to reply so you will be at the mercy of the person of the sender. There's now no option to reply to comments, but the developers behind Sarahah are considering making this an option.