The app was launched in June and it has taking the internet by storm recently: It is now the fourth top trending application in the Apple app store. Developed by a Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq, the app allows you to send messages to any random person who has the app installed.
The Sarahah anonymous messaging app provides a platform to search for users, express one's feelings much easily and anonymously, and end it there.
"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".
Sarahah doesn't steal the data but websites and apps impersonating Sarahah could do that. You only get the option to share the massage on social media, report the user, block him/her and mark the message as a "Favourite". The app is available in English as well as Arabic for iOS and Android users.
While the app aims for being constructive, many users have left reviews complaining that they are receiving negative messages which are not confidence inspiring.
Have you recently come across a pop up on your Facebook feeds about an app called "Sarahah"? But of course, the risk is that people will quickly start sending hateful texts to their friends, acquaintances and that's already happening with Sarahah. However, it appears that the rating is mostly because of bugs in the app, one of the most persistent ones being that the app keeps signing users out. Just like its name suggests, Sarahah is created to get "honest feedback from your friends and co-workers". Privacy features include blocking senders, taking off your profile from search results, and only allowing individuals who you've shared your profile with to post on your page.More news: Rajya Sabha bids farewell to Vice-President Dr Hamid Ansari
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Anyone can leave you a feedback - if you let them.
The app will be useful for website owns and law enforcement agencies who would like to #Gather feedback from people.
"Sarahah helps people self-develop by receiving constructive anonymous feedback", read Sarahah's description on Google Play Store. This app was created with the intention to receive an honest feedback from people around you, but anonymously. These options can be found under settings. Well, the app doesn't show up any information about the sender. However, the recipient can choose which messages to share on social media.
If they have logged in, messages are still anonymous by default, but users can choose to tag their identity. There is no option to share pictures or videos which makes it lighter on the resources.
"You can't respond to messages now".