Sarahah – the new app which is gradually appearing on more and more iPhones – can now be linked up to Snapchat.
Of course, it’s not really new. Sarahah (the Arabic word for ‘honesty’) has been popular in the Middle East and North Africa for some time, but has recently caught on in Europe and America as well.
What is Sarahah?
Sarahah essentially allows people to send completely anonymous comments to other users, with no way of the recipient replying or knowing who sent it to them.
The Saudi programmer who created the app envisioned it being used by people to send candid and (possibly) affectionate notes to each other, or for businesses to receive ‘honest feedback about their company’.
Let’s forget for a minute that people give brutally honest feedback to companies every day on Facebook with their names and faces very much on show…
How to link Sarahah to Snapchat
Here’s a simple step-by-step guide to let yourself enjoy both apps simultaneously (but you need to already have a Sarahah account for it to work):
Link Sarahah to Snapchat
- Open up Snapchat and take a picture or a video as you normally would
- You should see a paperclip icon somewhere on the screen – click this and search for ‘Sarahah.com’
- This will take you to the website. Search for your Sarahah profile name
- Once you’ve found it, hit ‘Attach to Snap’, and your Sarahah and Snapchat accounts will be linked.
Most people use this function to send images of the messages they receive on Sarahah out to their friends on Snapchat, in an attempt to find out who gave the ‘anonymous’ feedback… making the whole thing an exercise in futility.
But hey, each to their own.
Of course, it appears that the digital equivalent of shouting out the window of a moving car has allowed some users to exercise their devious sides.
Many users have complained of receiving abusive messages on Sarahah, with racist and misogynistic comments being directed at users.
One user writing a review for the Sarahah on the app store said: ‘I don’t recommend going on here unless you wish to be bullied.’