Anonymous messaging app Sarahah has become the talk of the Web all of a sudden with as many as 7.2 million people in India signing up for its web service. For the uninitiated, this app lets you send a text messages to anyone — who have this app — without revealing the identity of the sender. You cannot reply to this text message but can only share the message on social media, report the user, block him/her and mark the message as a ‘Favourite’.

But this app has a major flaw. Nowhere in the Sarahah app is there an option to delete your account. If you go to Settings, it only gives you an option to Logout. For removing your account, you will have to go to its website (either on desktop or your WAP site) and go to Settings. Once you click on this, you will find the option of ‘Remove account’ Personal Information and Password. Clicking on this will finally able you to delete the account for good.

Sarahah does ask you to be sure wheter you want to delete your account as it is an irreversible action.

 The app was launched as a web service in February this year and was launched as mobile app in June. The app was created by a developer from Saudi Arabia called ZainAlabdin Tawfiq. The word ‘Sarahah’ in Arabic means honesty. As the app says on its description page: “Sarahah helps you in discovering your strengths and areas for improvement by receiving honest feedback from your employees and your friends in a private manner.”
The app has received a lot of mixed response all over the world. While some people are using it in lighter vein, confessing their real feelings about one another, there are many others who are criticizing it for being a platform to promote cyberbullying.