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Why Sarahah the anonymous feedback app is trending

Why Sarahah the anonymous feedback app is trending

The app was originated by Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq to give anonymous feedback to bosses without worrying about the consequences. Claiming to be the "honest app" for "honest people", the developer says the app is meant to share constructive criticism with each other, while the identity of the sender remains anonymous.

"This app will help enhance your areas of strength, strengthen areas for Improvement at your workplace and with friends, it will help improve your friendship by discovering your strengths and areas for improvement and let your friends be honest with you".

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. 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. But do you really think people around us are so innocuous that they would let go of a golden opportunity of being critical?

The Sarahah app is available for both iOS and Android and has already been installed on millions of devices within a matter of months. Snapchat users embed their Sarahah link into one of the snaps in their Snap Story, then let the anonymous commenting begin. The app is expected to refresh with new features within the next few days since we saw a message similar to that during navigation. Users can be searched using user ID or registered email addresses, but the search function of Sarahah app is not as accurate as other social media platforms due to its anonymity aspect. So far, the app has been downloaded in 25 countries across the globe. Here's where the anonymity of Sarahah becomes not so fun: people can sometimes be mean. The recipient is the only one who can see the messages unless they decide to share them.

The app has three sections.

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Meanwhile, the received messages will be displayed in an inbox with the capability to reply and delete them. While the app talks about giving 'constructive feedback, ' remember even anonymous messages can hurt.

How to use Sarahah app? 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.

However, the fun here is short lived as you can not reply to a text message sent anonymously. It is known that trolls and bullies often hide behind anonymous identities online, and Sarahah hands this option to them on a platter.

Sarahah offers limited setting options as of now. Users even have the option of blocking certain users if they want.


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