What’s All the Fuss About Sararah?

Published: November 2, 2017 - 9:00am EDT

Sarahah app on a smartphone

If you’re active on social media, you’ve probably seen lots of buzz about Sarahah lately. However, while many people have heard of Sarahah, and it’s now one of the top 10 social networking apps on the Apple store, many people are still unsure of what it is and how it works.

That’s why we’re here to explain Sarahah for everyone who is still confused about this elusive social app. We will be covering a few different topics:

  • What Sarahah is and how it works
  • How to use Sarahah to give and receive honest feedback
  • How to add your Sarahah link to your Snapchat profile

Before we get into all of that, we’re going to answer the first question many of you want to know – what exactly is Sarahah and how does it work?

What is Sarahah?

Sarahah is a social media app that allows users to give each other anonymous, honest feedback. When you sign up for Sarahah, you will be given a link to share with your friends for them to leave you comments. You can then read these comments, and share them on your other social networks if you wish.

Sarahah means “honesty” in Arabic, so that’s where the name comes from. People seem to really enjoy this app because it allows you to be honest with your family, friends, coworkers, etc. Now that we’ve covered what the app is, let’s discuss how Sarahah works.

How does Sarahah work?

Sarahah works by having people sign up for a profile where anybody can leave comments. People can leave you an anonymous message without even creating a Sarahah account, but can choose to reveal their identity if they want to. You’ll receive all the messages your friends leave in your Sarahah inbox.

Sarahah inbox example

That’s a basic explanation of how the Sarahah app works. Sounds pretty cool, right? Want to start using it? Next, we’re going to show you how to use Sarahah to get comments from your friends.

How to use Sarahah

1. Download the Sarahah app on your device.

Open the App Store or Google Play Store and search for Sarahah. Download and install the app to your mobile device. Once the download is complete, you can get started creating your Sarahah profile.

Download: iOS | Android

Download Sarahah app

2. Register for your own Sarahah account.

Once you’ve installed the Sarahah app on your device, open up the app. Tap Register to create a new account. Choose a username for your Sarahah profile. Then, you’ll be asked for some information about yourself. Enter your name (you can use just your first name if you like) and email address. Create a password for your account and enter it in the last 2 text boxes.

Tap the small check box labelled “Agree to Terms and Conditions,” then tap Sign Up to create your account.

Sarahah sign up screen

3. Upload a photo for your profile.

Now that you have created your Sarahah account, you can add a profile photo if you wish. On your profile page, tap the Profile Image icon to add a photo of yourself. You can then upload a photo from your device, or snap a new one with your device’s camera.

Upload profile image

4. Share your Sarahah profile link.

In order to get comments from your friends, you will need to share a link to your Sarahah profile. Your Sarahah link will be YourUsername.sarahah.com. You can easily share your link to your social media accounts by tapping the Share Profile button.

Share Sarahah profile on social media channels

Then, select where you’d like to share your profile. You can choose from Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, or simply copy the link so you can paste it into a message, email, etc.

Select method for sharing

See what your friends are saying about you.

After you’ve shared your profile link with some friends, wait a while to give time for messages to start flowing in. Once your friends have left you some feedback, tap the Inbox icon to access your messages.

Check messages

Read through the comments your friends have left about you and see what they’re saying. If you see a message you really like, tap the Heart icon on that message to add it to your Favorites list.

Add to favorites

6. Share your messages through social media.

If you want to share what people are saying about you with your friends and family, you can easily share a Sarahah comment on your social media accounts. Tap the Share icon on a Sarahah message.

Share Sarahah message

Then, choose where you’d like to share it. You can send it in a message, email, or Tweet if you’d like. You can also save a photo of the message by tapping Save Image.

Share message method

The image will be saved to your device, and you can then share it wherever you please – be it Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, or other social media platforms you like to use. If you don’t want to use Sarahah’s built-in sharing features, or want to share multiple messages at once, simply take a screenshot of your Sarahah inbox and share it on your social media accounts.

7. Find your friends and leave them anonymous messages.

Besides just receiving messages on Sarahah, you can also send messages to your friends. To find your friends on Sarahah, tap the Search icon from the bottom menu bar.

Search icon

On the search screen, tap the text box at the top and type in the name of the friend you would like to find. If you know their Sarahah username, you can type that in instead to make it easier to find them.

Search for friends on Sarahah

Once you’ve found your friend’s Sarahah profile, you can leave them feedback. Tap the text box in the middle of your screen and type in what you’d like to say. When you’re done, tap Send.

Send feedback

That’s all there is to using Sarahah. Another popular thing to do with Sarahah is to integrate it with your Snapchat profile. If you want to learn how to add your Sarahah link to your Snapchat, read the next section for Sarahah Snapchat integration instructions.

How to integrate your Sarahah with Snapchat

1. To integrate your Sarahah profile with your Snapchat account, open the Sarahah app.

Launch the Sarahah app on your mobile device. Log in to your account if you are not automatically signed in.

Log into Sarahah app

2. Copy the link to your Sarahah profile.

Now, go to your Sarahah profile page. Tap the Profile icon in the bottom right to get there.

Sarahah profile icon

Then, tap the Share Profile icon to access a menu of sharing options.

Share Profile button

When the menu appears, tap Copy to add your profile link to your virtual clipboard.

Copy profile link

3. Open the Snapchat app.

Return to your device’s home screen and start up your Snapchat app.

Snapchat app icon

4. Construct a new photo or video snap.

Now, create a new snap by taking a photo or video, or uploading an image from your camera roll. A screenshot of your Sarahah profile would be a great choice of image to use. To capture an image, tap the Large Circle button, to upload one, tap the Small Circle icon.

Take picture with Snapchat

5. Attach your Sarahah profile link to your snap.

Once you’ve taken or uploaded your Snapchat image, tap the Attachment icon on the right side.

Add attachment to Snapchat image

Now, tap the text box at the top of your screen, and paste your Sarahah URL that you copied from the Sarahah app. Then tap Go.

Paste Sarahah URL

You will see a preview of the URL appear on your screen. The last step is to tap Attach to Snap to add your Sarahah link.

Attach URL to snap

6. Post it to your Snapchat Story to share it with your friends.

Add a caption to your snap if you want to, letting your friends know how to access the link you attached. A caption like “swipe up to check out my Sarahah profile” would work great. When you’re ready, tap the Send button in the bottom right corner.

Send snap in Snapchat

Choose who you want to send this snap to. If you want to share it where all of your friends can see it, select My Story. Then, tap the Send icon to share it.

Share snap to story

Your friends will be able to easily access your Sarahah profile from your Snapchat story for the next 24 hours, and leave you anonymous messages! Be sure to check your Sarahah profile to see what they say.

 

That covers everything you need to know about the Sarahah app and how to use it. Do you think this app is worth the hype? Let us know in the comments.

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