The popular anonymous feedback app has been removed from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Sarahah is an Arabic word which means honesty. The app was founded by Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq in 2016.
Sarahah got famous in 2017 but 2018 is its ending year. Both Google and Apple have removed Sarahah from their app stores. Sarahah got removed because critics claimed that the Sarahah encourages people to bully, harass and abuse other users.
Sarahah got removed from Apple and Google stores after the petition signed by more than 470,000 people across the internet, describing the app as ‘breeding ground for hate’.
Katrina Collins from Australia, started a petition against Sarahah because her 13 years old daughter received abusive messages on Sarahah.
Katrina wrote on her petition, “My daughter and I have been shattered by this app, and tragically another teenager, in the UK, was found hanged early in 2017 after allegedly being bullied on a similar app called Sayat.Me, which was shut down in May”.
She further added, “Both the App Store and Google Play have policies against apps that facilitate bullying, harassment or self harm. Why then is Sarahah still available on these platforms?”
Katrina Collins told to BBC, “If it’s happening to my daughter, it’s happening to a hell of a lot of other kids out there as well”.
So this was all from the Katrina’s perspective, but my question is that Why you people are using this app? You are using because you want to receive messages from anonymous people. The best solution to this is to stop using the app if you are afraid of receiving abusive messages. Sarahah was created with a motive that people use it for sending constructive feedback but its users misused it and at the end the app suffered and got blocked from Apple and Google.