If you are a social media enthusiast, chances are there you affected by Sarahah storm. Every social media platform like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat is flooded with Sarahah app links and news. Sarahah app allows users to send anonymous messages to others registered users with the app. Sarahah is an Arabic term means ‘Honesty’. The main feature of Sarahah app is that it doesn’t reveal the identity of the sender means the one who sends messages to any profile on Sarahah app remains anonymous.
Sarahah was founded by a former Wipro employee and Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq. Sarahah platform became viral and highly popular in India. Sarahah app has gained over 10 million downloads and ranking top in Apple Store and Google Play Store.
Reasons why Sarahah became popular
Sarahah became viral in a day due to following reasons. First, it’s pretty simple to use and second being anonymous to the receiver. Without logging in, anybody can visit profile and drop messages. On the receiver’s side, users can read, delete or mark them as a favourite. Social media is an addiction and obsession in today’s life. Every generation is hooked or trying to get hooked with social media platforms.
Saftey concerns about Sarahah
Though Sarahah was developed with an aim of sending creative messages but transformed as a means of cyber bullying and trolling others while keeping their identity a secret. Still, Sarahah is in developing stage and there are a lot of security concerns. There is no two-way mode of communication. Users can’t reply to the received messages though developers are still finding a way to create same.
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You can download Sarahah app from Play store here.