Everything you need to know about Sarahah anonymous messaging app that has gone Viral


 There are several instant messaging apps on the internet but not all gives us an anonymous identity online. 

 Sarahah is an anonymous instant messaging app created by Saudi developer ZainAlabdin Tawfiq and so far has over 300 million users. The app name "Sarahah" which means "Honesty" in Arabic, according to the creator was made "to help people self-develop by receiving constructive anonymous feedback."



 The purpose of this app according to Sarahah's website, is to help people enhance their "areas of strength, strengthen  Areas for Improvement at your workplace" and with friends, it will help "improve your friendship by discovering your strength and areas for improvement."

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How Sarahah operates
Sarahah  is a light-weight application that is available for free on iOS and Android operating systems and as well offer two languages which is is English and Arabic. 

 To get started, one has to download the app for any of the two mentioned platforms and then you create an account with a custom url. You create a username, name, password, email address and of course, the app doesn't require your mobile number to set-up your account due to its anonymity purpose.

 Once you are done setting up your account, you can share your Sarahah link to social media sites such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter etc and those who have your link can then message you. Know that anybody can message you including your friends and any random stranger.

 Users of this app can only receive anonymous message(s) but can reply back to the sender. When you receive a message, you can favourite the message or block the person or even report the person who message you.

Final Thoughts
 The maker of Sarahah messaging app has a good mission which is to help individuals develop their "areas of strength" and "improve" by receiving constructive evaluations or criticisms from people who might want to help but cant risk their identity. This could be in your work place but you cant pour out your heart to your boss or friend, telling them of that annoying habit(s) because you don't have the courage to do so in their face.

 Amid all the exciting features of this app, there are so many threats that surround it such as cyber bullies, hate messages, and even life threatening messages.

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