How real is BeReal?


Since the summer, BeReal has taken over phones, giving users the chance to post their candid moments with little time to prepare. When users receive the notification, they are given a two-minute countdown to post.

The app’s tagline is “Not another social network” but do users agree with their mission statement? Students share their thoughts.

When asked if he likes the app, sophomore Ailon Panton said, “No, it’s a waste of time.”

Freshman Murray Ellington “kind of, not really” likes BeReal. “Some people actually use it, and some people don’t use it for what it’s for.”

“I don’t know it’s kind of fake,” senior Rici Frode said. “I feel like people aren’t ‘BeRealing.”’

Since the app only allows one post a day, some users pose and attempt to show a glamorized version of their life.

 “Sometimes, I’ll wait till school so people can see that I have friends,” senior Jake Day said. “Or sometimes, I’ll wait till I’m doing my homework so people will be like, ‘Oh my God, he’s smart.’”

“I usually try to do funny BeReals,” senior Ravenna Jojola said. “It’s like me in a handstand or me in the splits.”

Eddy Salaverri said, “People should start ‘BeRealing’ and not ‘BeFaking.’”