Every day, the platform gives users just 2 minutes to take and post photos. The time period will randomly appear during the day and users will not be able to edit photos
*This article was translated from the experiences of Business Insider writer Hannah Toy.
When I asked my friends why they were posting photos every day on the recently emerged social media app BeReal, I got a simple answer: “It’s funny.”
Once a day, and every so often, users will be notified and they will have 2 minutes to take the actual photo and upload it to the platform.
The way you take pictures on the BeReal app is also very different from what you’ve done in the past. The front and rear cameras take pictures at the same time, so it’s hard to get the perfect picture.
It’s all about this social network. As the name suggests, the app has no built-in photo filters, and you’re limited in the number of photos you can take, leaving no time for posing. I tried BeReal for 3 weeks to see why it caught so many users.
The last time I posted a photo on Instagram was December 9, 2021. Personally, I’m tired of posting on this platform. Most of them are boring pre-arranged photos or images of influencers.
However, BeReal is the exact opposite. The app may display a notification allowing photos to be posted at any time. It could be when I’m in my pajamas, or there’s furniture all over the corner of the room.
Fortunately, I don’t have any acquaintances or friends on the platform. With Instagram, I have over 1,000 followers. Meanwhile, at BeReal, I only have 26 friends, and I hope this continues.
As you can see, everything is as my friend said, this place is fun. I can see a daily photo of a friend from California. Plus, there are plenty of other random moments in life, like when they’re walking with friends, having dinner with their family, or playing with their pets.
What excites me the most is that I spend almost no time on the app. I only have 2 minutes to post pictures and 5 minutes to scroll through the app. All this without hurting my psyche – which is what I tend to do when I use Instagram.