BeReal

App review by Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
Initial screen.

Common Sense says

age 13+

Slightly buggy, yet potentially intriguing way to connect.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 12+

Promotes Being Real

This seems to be a good alternative for kids who can’t have Snapchat, like my daughter. The app prompts everyone to post a picture, once a day, to show their friends what they are doing at that time. They can only see friends posts and vice versa. It takes a pic of the person and of what is in front of them. There are no filters and it shows how many times they took a picture before they landed on the one they posted. The purpose is to show you truly what your friends are doing at that moment, not edited pictures of perfection. I like the message of this app, which is to stop faking your life and be real. The downside I see right now with it, is the same reason I won’t let my daughter have Instagram. If a bunch of kids are together and your child isn’t included in the group at the moment the notification comes in to take the pic, they can feel left out or have FOMO. But they would have to catch them at that moment in time, not something that can be taken and posted later. All social media can have the potential to cause hurt feelings or bullying. But so far, this app has been fun for my daughter to see what her friends are up to in that moment, not staged perfect photos. This app is the most popular one amongst the middle schoolers at my daughter’s school.

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use
1 person found this helpful.
age 11+

Great for kids that cant get snapchat

My kid loved this its a good way to connect with friends I wont let them get snapchat but this is a much safer alternative.
1 person found this helpful.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: May 3, 2022
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Publisher: BeReal
  • Version: 0.33.2
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 13.0 or later or Android 5.0 and up.
  • Last updated: May 13, 2022

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