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What Is BeReal App and How Does It Work?

What is a BeReal Social Media App?

BeReal is one of the newest French photo social media platforms, was released in January 2020 and developed by Alexis Barreyat and Kévin Perreau. 

The BeReal app was introduced in Paris with an idea from Alexis Barreyat and Kévin Perreau. Alexis used to work with famous Instagram influencers while making videos for GoPro. He saw that these influencers showed one thing on camera but were different in real life. This made him want to create BeReal. He also wanted a place to talk to friends without all the extra stuff from Instagram. And so BeReal was born

BeReal. Your Friends for Real – Just as the name suggests, the platform was developed to create a balance between social media life and reality. This BeReal app brings back a little bit of authenticity to our social media posts. 

How BeReal App Works?

BeReal app users receive a daily reminder at a random time (your time zone) of the day that says “⚠️Time to BeReal ⚠️”. Once you get the notification, you have two minutes to take a front and a back camera photo of what you are doing at that very moment.

The younger generation of people are very excited about the random time notification concept. They are ready to take pictures in the most unusual places like while eating breakfast, watching TV, or even showering. You can mention your location in the photo. Sharing your current location will help your friends see where you took your BeReal.

On this app, you can’t use filters, have no followers, or not get ready before. It’s all about at the present moment photos and being ‘real’. BeReal has some features like other social media apps. You can post pictures, see what your friends post, and comment on each other’s stuff. Just like on Facebook or Instagram Stories, the photos go away every day. You can also add your location to the photos and choose if they’re for everyone to see or just your friends.

BeReal App Features

It’s fun and interesting to see what your friends are doing right now. There’s also something called RealMoji. There are six RealMojis in the application including an Instant RealMoji.⚡ An Instant RealMoji is a one-time live reaction to a BeReal. In BeReal, you can make your own reaction to your friend’s photo. You do this by taking a selfie that looks like an emoji. For example, if you want to show a “thumbs-up emoji,” you just take a selfie giving a thumbs-up. But here’s the catch: if you want to look at your friends’ photos every day, you have to post your photo! If you want to see pictures from other people using the app, you have to post your own picture first. If you don’t, you won’t be able to see other people’s pictures.

Also, Read – Snapchat Emojis meanings

BeReal does not show the number of followers a person has or the number of reactions to individual posts, because it reduces performance and users’ mental health.

All your BeReal posts are saved for you to look at. One cool thing about BeReal is that you can check out all your daily posts together. In your memories, there’s a calendar that shows your photos from each day you did the task.

You can search on Google and find out yesterday’s time of BeReal go off. But you can’t predict BeReal time on today. Here is a suggestion: keep track of your last week’s notification go-off time, you will get an idea of when you will receive a BeReal notification.

Bereal time today

BeReal App Stats

  • BeReal is available in 14 different languages.
  • Around 88% of US users have opened the BeReal app daily.
  • BeReal has about 20 million daily active users.
  • Over 43.3 million people have downloaded this app since its launch date.
  • The 12 to 24 age group people are the largest demographic on the platform.
  • In 2022, 62% of US users were female, while 38% were male.

The main success of this app is they don’t allow advertising, commercial sales or services, and business account options as of January 2023.

Most people who use the app are in the United States, where BeReal became the most popular app on the Apple App Store in July. By November 2022, it’s still really popular, ranking as the sixth most popular free social networking app for iPhone. It’s not far behind big social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp.

BeReal might not be as famous as TikTok right now, but on TikTok, lots of people are watching videos with its hashtag. In October 2022, those videos got a massive 2.7 billion views. On Twitter, BeReal memes have become popular too. Some memes even joke that Margaret Thatcher’s BeReal account is so bad that it’s like something from hell.

Download BeReal App

BeReal is a free app that is now available on both Android and iPhone. It can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play Store.

BeReal App for Android

BeReal App for iPhone

How To Sign Up for BeReal Profile

Here is how to set up a BeReal account on your phone. 

Step 1 – Download and install the BeReal app on your mobile.

Step 2 – Once Installed, open the app and press let’s get started.

Step 3 – Now Enter your Full name and Date of Birth.

Step 4 – Next you have to enter your phone number with a country code.

Step 5 – Now you’ll receive a 6-digit code verification code to log into the app

Step 6 – Type your username as per your wish and click continue.

That’s it. Your BeReal profile is activated. 

If you’re 13 to 16 years old, you might need your parent’s permission, depending on the rules in your country.

How To Delete a BeReal?

You can delete your BeReal photo by following the below simple steps.

  • Tap your BeReal to open it in full preview.
  • Tap the three-dot menu in the top right corner. 
  • Tap “Delete my BeReal”. 
  • Choose a reason for deleting your BeReal, and tap “Yes, I’m sure”. 
  • Confirm your choice. 

If you delete your BeReal two times after posted, You can’t able to take a new one until the next BeReal Notification.

How To Delete a BeReal Profile?

You can delete your BeReal account anytime by following these steps.

  • Go to your profile.
  • Enter the settings page (top-right corner).
  • Tap “Other”.
  • Tap “Delete Account”.
  • Confirm your choice.

Your account will be permanently deleted in 15 days once you request the deletion process. If you change your mind, just log in to BeReal within these 15 days.

Also, Read – How To Delete Instagram Account Permanently

What do I do if I miss the BeReal notification?

You can still post a BeReal picture but it shown to your friends in the push notification that you were posted late.

Is the BeReal App Safe to Use?

As per BeReal’s privacy policy, your “information and Personal Data is used exclusively by BeReal’s internal services and will not be transferred or sold to third parties without your prior express consent.”

BeReal is safer for kids compared to many other social media sites. They don’t share your kid’s info with others, which keeps it safe. But you must keep an eye on the posts you share on this platform. If someone screenshots your pictures, this app will notify you.

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