What is Sarahah and Why is it Popular?

Sarahah is an app that lets you send messages anonymously. It is trending on the App Store and has had a mix of both positive and negative reviews on Google Play Store.

Sarahah means honesty in Arabic. It is built so that you can self-develop from all the feedback you receive on the app.

Sarahah is available as a web app and also as a mobile app. You can download Sarahah app from the App store and Google Play store.

It has become so popular because people want honest feedback about themselves. But more often than not, the truth hurts. You're not always going to receive positive feedback. Sometimes, you're going to receive negative feedback. That's for sure.

It's popularity stems from social media shares. People who use Sarahah tend to share their messages on social networking sites like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, etc.

And when people see such posts, they register for Sarahah and start using the app. The app now have more than 50 million downloads across the App store and Play store. Its website sarahah.com has over 20 million daily visitors.

If you haven't started using Sarahah, now would be a good time to start using it. All messages are completely anonymous. You cannot find out who sent you a message on Sarahah.

To know more about Sarahah, visit Sarahah World.

How to use Snapchat Filters

Snapchat Filters were introduced as early as the release of Snapchat app on Play Store and the App Store. Filters are layovers that you can add to your photos and videos on Snapchat to add special effects.

A detailed guide on How to use Snapchat Filters has been written in a new post, so we'll just do a quick run-down in this post.

How to get Snapchat Filters

There are 8 Snapchat filters that are available to you by default. These include different color layovers -- sepia, black and white, neon, etc., speed filter, time filter, etc. But there are many snapchat filters besides these that you can access based on your location.

To activate Geofilters, go to your Snapchat Settings > Additional Settings > toggle ON the Filters Option.

Once activated, you will be able to see Geofilters -- custom filters made by people based on your location. For instance, if you're in Sydney, you'll have access to filters that are custom-made for people living in Sydney.

Snapchat Lenses as Filters

Snapchat Lenses are often confused with filters. Lenses are special effects that you can add to your face. Most common Snapchat lenses include the dog filter, flower crown filter, voice changer, face swap filter, etc.

While the correct term for these is 'lenses', we'll use the term 'filters' because this is how most people know it anyway. To access these kind of filters (lenses), go to your camera screen on Snapchat, switch to the front camera, then tap and hold on to the center of the screen until you see little circles called lenses at the bottom of your camera screen.

These little circles are lenses; each of them are packed with different special effects (filters). Switch from one to the other to access all the lenses.

Snapchat Symbols & Their Meanings

Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging app, has outgrown Instagram as one of the most widely used social networks today. But it's difficult to use for first time users because of the many Snapchat symbols that are a part of the app.

For a detailed post on the subject, read Snapchat Symbols and Their Meanings.

Snapchat symbols usually come in the form of Icons and emojis that all have different meanings. Emojis were introduced in January 2015 and have replaced the infamous best friends feature.

There are currently 11 emojis on Snapchat. And there are more than 20 icons with different meanings. Understanding these symbols will make a good use of Snapchat. If you know what these emojis and icons mean, you will definitely find using Snapchat a whole lot easier.

Take the time to read the article that has been posted on SnappTips, the tech blog.

How to Use Snapchat on iPhone and Android

*** An updated article on How To Use Snapchat has been posted on our sister site SnappTips.

Snapchat is a photo, video and text messaging application popular for its disappearing messages. Everytime someone sends you a photo, video or text message, called snaps, its gets automatically self-deleted once you have viewed it. You'll however be allowed a replay of one snap in 24 hours.

With over 700 million snaps exchanged everyday, Snapchat is definitely among the biggest players of instant messaging apps today. It's no wonder Evan Spiegel, founder of Snapchat, recently rejected an acquisition deal from Facebook.

There is definitely something right about Snapchat. Something addictive. #Selfies anyone?

The app sees most downloads from teenagers, which comes as no surprise. And if you're just getting into the Snapchat game, you might find it a little complicated at first, a little too geeky, to navigate between the settings.

Not to worry, using Snapchat is as easy as they come. Here are the steps needed to help you get started.