Real: The New Trendy
January 11, 2023
Time to BeReal! This new unfiltered social media app gives you 2 minutes to capture a photo and see what your friends are up to. People seem to love stripping away from all of the unrealistic expectations seen on other social media apps. So whether you are working out, just woke up, or wherever you are, your friends are still with you. The app focuses on authenticity, allowing you to add your closest friends, or even to see what others around the world are doing through the discovery tab.
BeReal is a French social media app that was initially released in 2020, and has been downloaded 67 million times since launch; the vast majority of those downloads happening in 2022.
All photos are unfiltered, unedited, and friends can see if they were retaken. Photos taken outside of the two-minute time frame are marked with how late they were posted—so be on time!
Not only do teenagers and students use this app, but the counseling office at Wayne Valley stated that they use it together as a team. They all use the app, but only follow each other. Counselor Mr.Cheval says that he enjoys seeing what his fellow coworkers are up to after school, and they share their moments with each other outside of work which is fun. BeReal is a great app to socialize with friends and make endless memories that you can always look back on!