Sarahah is an application that allows you to send and receive messages anonymously from anyone. It is built with the intent of self-development by way of receiving constructive anonymous feedback from people.
Sarahah is available as a web application (website) and as an app for Android and iOS devices.
The word ‘Sarahah’ is Arabic for ‘honesty’. True to its name, Sarahah is an app that allows you to be completely honest about your opinions about someone.
It’s a shame we are now living in a world that requires anonymity to express our honest opinions, but such is life, and Sarahah is the perfect tool for that.
How Sarahah works
When you register on Sarahah, you will be provided with a profile link. Anyone with that link can send you messages anonymously without even having to register on Sarahah.
All your messages you receive on Sarahah are stored in your inbox. You can favorite, delete, flag or reply to these messages. Note, however, that you cannot reply to a message.
All messages on Sarahah are anonymous.
There is very limited functionality on Sarahah as regards to discovering people who use the app. Since the app does not connect with other social applications directly, there is no way of finding your friends without using the search function on Sarahah’s mobile app. The web app no longer has the search function.
The surest way of finding people on Sarahah is by using the search feature and social networks to discover their profile links.
Sarahah is built with the sole intent of providing anonymous feedback, so there is really nothing much you can do with the app other than send and receive messages.
There are however several privacy and social features that you can use.
You can choose to be removed from search. This means that only people who has your profile link will be able to send you messages. People will not be able to find you using the search function on Sarahah.
You can link Sarahah to Snapchat, Instagram and Whatsapp. You can also share your messages on Facebook.
Sarahah was created by a Saudi programmer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq who initially built the app for employees to provide honest feedback to their employees.
The app, having gone viral, now has more than 20 million users and is trending on the App Store and Google Play Store.