With enough apps to kill your phone’s storage, it’s only natural that you’d be hesitant to download another. However, BeReal is a new social media app that you might want to consider downloading for its empowering and liberating touch.
The image-based app is gaining attention for breaking social media’s obsession with perfectionism and rewriting the rules on posting content that isn’t authentic. The format is similar to Snapchat, but there’s no editing, no reshoots (if you do, the app will notify other users, showing exactly how many retakes it took). The app prompts you at random times of the day to take a quick photo using your front and back camera simultaneously, posting in a two-minute window after the notification to let your friends see what you’re up to. real time. If you post outside of the allotted two minutes (thus allowing time for editing or a quick cleanup of your environment), users will be notified that the post is not an accurate representation of your life at that time.
Described as “a new and unique way to find out who your friends really are in their everyday lives”, the app forgoes all social media trickery and makes it impossible to showcase a highlight of your life in favor of real and relatable that let people know who you really are (if you choose to share, of course).
The best part is that you’ll start to realize that you’re not the only one who doesn’t look and feel amazing all the time and everyone has times of their day that are far from amazing. be shiny and glamorous. It might seem like an obvious concept to point out, but it’s very easy to get lost in the fallacy of social media when more often than not, the lives of the users you envy are probably as complicated or as mundane as yours. The only difference is that they may be a bit better at editing their photos or remembering to capture interesting content.
Other BeReal features include the ability for your followers to interact with your photo of the day, not through a similar button, but with photo reactions. You can see who’s being captured and you can compile a memory file of all the photos you’ve uploaded for a given timeline. Sounds like the most chaotic photo album of dreams. Also, just like Snapchat or Instagram, you can set your account to a “discovery mode”, which means your Be Real is set to public and anyone with the app can see your snapshot of the day.
Twitter users are starting to take notice with one saying, “The @BeReal_App it’s fucking fire. I registered 16 days ago. I deepened friendships. I made new friends. It’s so awesome”