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BeReal: discover the social network that shows the “sincere” side of people – Tecnologia

You can solely publish one submit per day on BeReal (photograph: Replay / BeReal)

Imagine a social network the place there aren’t any filters and no retouching and the place you’ll be able to solely submit as soon as a day and also you solely have two minutes to take your photograph. This is BeReal, an app that appeared in France in 2020. The “sincere” social network has attracted the consideration of customers round the world and received the high most downloaded app in the United States.

In March, BeReal reached the mark of 10 million day by day energetic customers worldwide. In the identical month final yr, they have been simply over 100 thousand, in accordance with the software. In the final 28 days, bearing in mind solely the customers of the Android system, roughly 413.1 thousand downloads of BeReal have been comprised of the Play Store in Brazil. In the second quarter of this yr, the nation has already change into the third nation with the highest development in the quantity of downloads, with a rise of 2,803.3% in comparison with the earlier quarter.

Registering may be very straightforward: you enter your title, date of start and telephone quantity. The app will ship a verification code to your machine, and after you enter that quantity, you select your username. And you then are actually free to make use of the social network.

The operation of the software can be with out secrets and techniques. Once a day, all customers obtain a notification from BeReal at a random time. When you click on on the message, your digital camera opens and you’ve got two minutes to document what’s taking place. The recording is made by the entrance and rear digital camera of the cell phone. Only after you submit your submit are you able to see your mates’ pictures.

The network additionally has the “RealMoji” function, the place you’ll be able to react to different customers’ posts by taking a photograph mimicking the emojis.

RealMoji resource
The RealMoji function permits the consumer to emulate emojis to react to posts (photograph: Replay / BeReal)

BeReal’s success upsets opponents

With the success of BeReal, TikTok determined to launch a brand new app known as TikTok Now. The app launched final Thursday (9/15) in the United States and has already landed in Brazil. In it, the consumer is invited to share distinctive routine moments, with out filtering or enhancing.

The social network sends a notification as soon as a day, at the time of publication. When the consumer clicks on the message, they’ve three minutes to take a ten-second photograph or video utilizing the entrance and rear cameras. Like BeReal, TikTok Now solely permits the consumer to see pals’ posts in the event that they share a picture or video that day.

Meanwhile, Instagram is testing new performance much like BeReal and TikTok Now. Called “Candid Challenges”, Portuguese for honest problem, the novelty affords customers two minutes to submit a photograph with the entrance and rear cameras with none filter.

Currently, Instagram already has the “twin” function, the place you’ll be able to document content material with each cameras at the identical time. The function was launched after the development of BeReal.

In the “twin” announcement, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, additionally talked about different options coming to the platform, comparable to video merging, templates and enhancements to the remix function.

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