The issue with social media is that what you see is not what is happening in reality. Instagram and Snapchat allow users to post media that has been changed and filtered to emphasize the user more. Such as posing for the best looks, looking for the best lighting, and using a ton of filters to accentuate their beauty.
All these heavy changes make us feel like the person who posted their highly edited photos and videos is like that in real life. We then hold them to high standards and this can cause low self-esteem. Instagram and Snapchat also have the added disadvantage that they are addictive.
So, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, came an app that sought to revolutionize the social media space. BeReal, launched in 2020, hoped to drive people away from Instagram and Snapchat with its authenticity and naturalness.
BeReal’s main feature is that it notifies you randomly during the day and gives you a two-minute window for you to post a natural, unfiltered, and real photo. The app opens both the front and main camera so that your friends can see you in your natural state. If you didn’t post during that window, you will be marked as “late” and that tells others that you are not authentic enough.
The app has enjoyed success throughout the three years it has been up. It shows that side of the users that most do not see. It does not even have ads, so you can be sure about your privacy. But some issues arise with the two-minute window. Such as the fact that you have to post yourself with your surroundings, which can reveal your location. If you forget to turn off the geolocation feature, then it is very easy to track your whereabouts.
So, it is completely reasonable if you want to delete your BeReal account for good. In this article, we will see how we can do that on both Android and iOS.
Deleting Your BeReal Account On Android
Open the BeReal app on your phone. You can your account icon on the top right corner. Now a three-dot menu appears. Tap on it to open your account settings. Now, select the “Contact Us” option. Here, tap on “Delete Account”, and if you wish to, tell BeReal why you are deleting your account. Now, tap on “Yes, I’m sure”.
Deleting Your BeReal Account On iOS
The steps to delete your account are similar to those on Android.
Open the BeReal app on your phone. You can your account icon on the top right corner. Now a three-dot menu appears. Tap on it to open your account settings. Tap on the “Help” option. Now, select the “Contact Us” option. Now, tap on “Delete Account”, and if you want, tell BeReal why you are deleting your account. Tap on “Yes, I’m sure”
That was around six steps to complete your account deletion.
For either of these methods, it will take 30 days or less for your account and all of your data to be permanently deleted.
BeReal is a breath of fresh air and a relief from the likes of social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat. It offers a more realistic depiction of its users and allows them to be more at ease with themselves. The app allows you to be the real version of yourself.
If you can overcome the random two-minute windows that will pop up across the day and have no issues related to your privacy, then BeReal is a better app than any other social media app.
In this article, we learned how easily we can delete our BeReal account if it is no longer needed. It is quite similar to do that on both Android and iOS and requires only a few steps to initiate.