I'm already hooked on BeReal – this new photo-sharing app demands authenticity!

(Image credit: BeReal)

There is a new photo-sharing app on the block in the form of BeReal. Moving away from the curated social media content we’re so used to, BeReal demands that you do just that – Be Real. Instead of only sharing your highlights, you have to share whatever you’re up to when you get that notification. 

BeReal is a free download on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Unlike Snapchat and Instagram, BeReal is designed to take away the pressures social media brings with it, such as presenting yourself to have a lifestyle that involves beach holidays, meals out and fancy cocktails. In place of that, BeReal asks that you share whatever it is you’re doing when you get the notification may that be making a coffee, sitting on the toilet or walking your dog.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.