Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Now enjoy anonymous messaging with Sarahah.Is it annoying?

Now enjoy anonymous messaging with Sarahah.Is it annoying?

Developed by Saudi Arabia-based developer ZainAlabdin Tawfiq, the app has already been downloaded over 5 million times on Google Play Store.

It's a messaging app focused on privacy and trust which allows it users send one another anonymous messages.

Sarahah app helps you to discover your strengths and areas for improvement by receiving honest feedback from your employees and your friends in a private manner. ALSO READ: Sarahah app: Do we really need an "honest" messaging app? 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.

They can't as long as you don't share your messages. In a nut shell, you can say anything to anyone, even something embarrassing, without the awkwardness that would have ensued if the message was conveyed in person.

That said, developers are constantly working to improve the performance of the Sarahah app. Here's where the anonymity of Sarahah becomes not so fun: people can sometimes be mean. In any case, the developer of the app decides to share the user's identity, it will bring a chaos among its users, especially those who have been using the platform to bully or demean others.

"Sarahah" is a messaging app that basically works on a simple nature of anonymity. Sent shows all the "constructive" criticism you have been sending on the app. The app can be used to threaten or cyber bully others. Next up, there's an "Explore" tab which isn't live yet. 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.

Finally, the "Profile" page lets you manage your profile. It allows users to leave anonymous messages on any user's profile.

Further you can go in the settings and disable the option to "Appear in search". If a user wants to read comments from a person, the option is set by default within the app. Also, a recipient won't be able to see any information about the sender unless the sender specifies it in the message. Reply, for some weird reason, lets you forward a message to friends via social media platforms such as Facebook, Messenger, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and more.

While I'm not concerned about technical difficulties, I am concerned about the vulgarity and inappropriate comments anonymous apps always seem to breed.

Sarahah won't disclose the identity of the logged-in senders to users except with their approval. There's now no option to reply to comments, but the developers behind Sarahah are considering making this an option.

So should you be using Sarahah?

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