Among the flurry of social media or social-networking apps and networks, here comes another addition that has in a really quick time become the talk of the town owing to its facility. The app we are talking about is the Sarahah app, that allows its users to make a profile on the app so that people may visit and write anonymous feedbacks and replies to you since their identity is encrypted and can’t be revealed anyhow. Therefore, today we are going to tell you more about the Sarahah app, which is catching quite a lot of eyes on various social-networking websites.
What is Sarahah Application?
Sarahah is Arabic term which means honesty. This is an anonymous messaging app that lets people send messages to any random person if that person has the app installed. To discover that individual either you will require linking to that somebody’s Sarahah profile or you may also look for the profile by means of the e-mail ID or User ID.
Even though the application is pretty anonymous in nature, the search utility of the app isn’t that effective when compared to Twitter or Facebook. Thus, for an instance, you may not precisely look for any single person.
The Sarahah app, in February this year was hosted is a website by a developer named Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq from Saudi Arabia. However, the developer it seems later thought that the service will work best as an app. That is when Tawfiq on June 13 released an app version of Sarahah on both the iOS App Store and Google Play. And as expected, it went viral. The reason why the app has gone viral is that the receiver of the message doesn’t even get to know the sender’s identity.
Basically, the message is sent anonymously. For instance, this is probably a great application to confess anything to someone which probably you can never say to them in person. Although, if you can’t say something to someone in person, saying it anonymously is not a great idea irrespective of whatever it is.
Sarahah App – How to Use?
Sarahah is an anonymous messaging application. After installing the app and signing up using your email and username, the minimal interface of Sarahah app lets you perform different functions.
The initial window for the message in this app comprises of 3 different tabs on the top. From those tabs, you will be able to look at the messages received by you, the ones that have been marked as favorite, and those which have been sent to other people. On the lower end, there exist 4 choices to select from. Aside from the initial Message window, the remaining choices are labeled Explore, Search, and Profile. The Explore is marked as a new feature that’s under development.
After searching for a friend, you can select the profile and tap on it to open a new message box that asks you to leave a “constructive message.” You can only send text messages; no option to share photos.
The user who receives the message can like the same using the heart button or block the sender. This must be taken care that the person who receives the message doesn’t possess the authority to answer to any of those.
To appeal for a reply by means of a message from your colleagues or friends, Sarahah offers a feature to share the particular link of your Sarahah link along with the user name on platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat.
Sarahah App: Is it Risky?
Even though we rely on the designers’ vision, the people conveying you authentic messages and maybe positive criticism, it’s even then really dicey and might be a deterrent for the cyber intimidators. It is worth noting that Google, Facebook, and Twitter have worked hard over the years to have people provide their true identities.
Although these platforms still grapple with the menace of trolling, hate messages and even life threats. Signing up with Sarahah could mean you are deliberately exposing yourself to these threats online. However, users’ have a mixed opinion on this issue.