In a recent time, You might have seen or heard about an app gradually securing its way across social networks, called Sarahah. This app is few months old (June 2017), and it’s been spreading in countries like Egypt & Saudi. But now it’s swiftly becoming a big success in India too. The Sarahah app is for sending/receiving feedback from others, secretly. The creators defined it by stating: Sarahah benefits people self-development by receiving valuable secret comments.
The Sarahah portal became an application, who had 3.88 million users in the first month, only in the United States of America.
Sarahah means “honesty” in the Arabic language It was made as a way to give impartial feedback at work. But it expanded in the market when teenagers began to use it at Snapchat. This app has been on the top in Apple Store Top for many weeks in many countries.
Developer “ZainAlabdin Tawfiq” created the app as a way for people to bestow their honest and secret feelings to their contacts. In theory, the app is intended for users to “discover their strengths/weaknesses” (Developers words).
Outside the office, the tool attempts to present an honest communication channel for people and, unlike other social media platforms, there is no way to answer the messages or know the sender.
How does the App work?
Once you download the app, generate an account to get the remarks. You can share your profile with your friends on other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. to leave you secret messages. Also find people you know in the app if you have their username.
You can highlight the personal message you get, as well as forward it or save it in the app. You can also block senders if the texts that come are offensive or unlikable.
In the App platform, you will find three columns,
It will show the messages that you have received;
Your sent messages.
Sarahah makes sure that no one will be capable to see your messages unless you decide to share them on other social networks.
The App has been widely used for sentimental statements, but also for cyber bullying (As some people disagree too). Many people consider that the app could facilitate cyber bullying, but developer Tawfiq believes that it is not Sarahah’s nature, but rather valuable criticism.