So I decided to cover a story about Sarahah. This is an app meant for sending and receiving feedback from others, anonymously. This is the main feature of this app that the identity of the user is hidden, and without revealing who you are you can give your valuable feedback.
Launched in November 2016 by a Saudi developer ZainAlabdin Tawfiq, Sarahah started gaining popularity in Middle East region mainly in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, but now it’s suddenly becoming a big hit in India. Sarahah is an Arabic word which means honesty.
Right now it is trending among the top apps in the Apple’s App Store and till now it has got more than 5 million downloads in around 25 countries and has 15 million active monthly users and the number is increasing every second.
According to the official statement, “Sarahah helps you in discovering your strengths and areas for improvement by receiving honest feedback from your employees and your friends in a private manner.”
Tawfiq describe it in a single line, “Sarahah helps people self-develop by receiving constructive anonymous feedback.”
How to Use Sarahah App
Download the Sarahah app from App Store or Google Play store depending on the device you have. Install and create a Sarahah profile, and now comes the main part, people can visit your profile and leave messages, anonymously without even logging in. You will never come to know who send this message.
It gives the option that users can choose to tag their identity, otherwise, messages are still anonymous by default even after logging in.
There is an inbox where all the messages are delivered, and users can flag, delete, reply, or favorite them to find them easily later. The setting option is also available where you can manage different setting like manage notifications, change the language, assign authorized users to post, etc.
Are there any negative points in Sarahah?
As the app gets popular, experts are taking the anonymity feature of the app seriously as it can lead to a potential avenue for cyber bullying. One of the reviewer in the App Store reviewed it with titled Accessory to Cyber Bullying: “What did you think was gonna happen if you let people text other people anonymously?”