‘Ready for honesty?!’ Sarahah App takes Off in Kenya

The Sarahah app has taken hold in the social media sphere over the past week. Whether it remains a hit or it’s a fad waiting to pass in a few weeks is anybody’s guess, but for now Sarahah app is something difficult to avoid seeing in your Facebook news feed.

Sarahah app is actually just a few months old, and has already been a hit in regions such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia and now Kenya has also been hit by the epidemic. Sarahah means honesty in Arabic. The premise of the app is pretty simple – send messages to each other, anonymously. Here’s everything you need to know about the app.

Sarahah App – How it Works

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The idea is simple – you create a Sarahah profile, which anyone can visit. Even without logging in, people can visit your profile and leave messages, anonymously. If they have logged in, messages are still anonymous by default, but users can choose to tag their identity. On the receivers app, all the incoming messages show up in an inbox, and you can flag messages, delete them, reply, or favourite them to find them easily later.

Ultimately though, allowing fully anonymous comments, and not allowing users to respond to messages means that it’s a possible avenue for bullying. It’s very trendy right now, but we’ve seen other secrecy based platforms buzz up and then fizzle out too. There are certain key differences to Sarahah, but it’s too soon to say whether it has what it takes to last longer than the others did.

 

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