SARAHAH APP: AN ANONYMOUS MESSAGING APP

 

An app become very popular across your social networks, called Sarahah launched a few months ago,but now it’s suddenly becoming a big hit in India. This app is meant for sending and receiving feedback from others, anonymously. The creators described it by saying: Sarahah helps people self-develop by receiving constructive anonymous feedback. It is founded by  ZainAlabdin Tawfiq. Sarahah basically means ‘honesty’ in Arabic.

In this app, You create a Sarahah profile, which anyone can visit. Even without logging in, people can visit your profile and leave messages, anonymously. If they have logged in, messages are still anonymous by default, but users can choose to tag their identity. All the incoming messages show up in an inbox, and you can flag messages, delete them, reply, or favorite them to find them easily later. Sarahah is available free on Android and iOS. You can also share this message on social media platform like Facebook and instragram.

 

Sarahah App is quite polarising. 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. In part because of fact that anonymity enables people to act out and behave in hurtful ways without consideration for consequences. Even positive reviews on the App Store still warn that this app is not for the weak hearted. Another 5-star review mentions that people are getting a lot of hateful comments.

Privacy Feature of Sarahah App

You can remove your profile from search results, limiting your audience to people who you share your profile with, and you can also turn off access for unauthorized users – that is, only people who are logged in will be able to comment. You can also block senders, so even if you can’t see the name of the user, they won’t be able to send you a message again. Sarahah’s focus is more on messaging and less on social media, and so visiting another users’ profile won’t show anything, unless they choose to make the posts public. Ultimately though, allowing fully anonymous comments, and not allowing users to respond to messages means that it’s a possible avenue for bullying.

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