Sarahah has been the top app on Apple’s App Store since July 17, says app research firm App Annie, and has been the iPhone’s top app by downloads in 25 countries.
So, why is Sarahah so popular? Here are four things you should know about it:
1. Anyone Can Leave You Feedback — If You Let Them
The core of Sarahah is the ability to leave “constructive feedback” to users. You can find people by using the app’s search feature. If you prefer reading comments from anyone, it’s set by default in the app. But you can limit this to only people who have a Sarahah account. Users can also remove themselves from search and choose to to share a web link (example: username.sarahah.com) with the people they want to receive anonymous messages.
2. You Don’t Really Follow Users On Sarahah
The app logs comments you have received, sent and favorited. That’s the closest you get to a “follow” option if you want to continue sending feedback to a user. Currently, there’s no way to respond to a message, but according to Sarahah’s website, they are “studying this option.”
3. Some Have Compared It To Ask.fm And Formspring
Sarahah follows a long line of social networking apps allowing its users to leave anonymous comments or ask anonymous questions. In some cases, users might share a screenshot of the message or question on another service like Twitter and Snapchat, then leave an answer.
4. People Are Already Complaining About Negative Comments
Here’s where the anonymity of Sarahah becomes not so fun: people can sometimes be mean. Several reviews on Apple’s App Store cite a lot of the bad comments as reason for giving Sarahah a weak rating. As one reviewer on the App Store puts it, with a review titled Accessory to Cyber Bullying: “What did you think was gonna happen if you let people text other people anonymously?”
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