Type of Resource


Publication Date

June 22, 2023


Social Media and Apps 

BeReal is a social media app that asks users to take a quick snapshot of an ‘authentic moment’ during their day to share with their followers. It is formatted to make the user show their ‘real self’, something younger generations are eager to see in their digital lives. There are no filters or opportunities to stage the ‘perfect photo’ – what you see is what you get. BeReal describes itself as the “first uncontrollable media sharing platform.”

It is free to download on any iOS and Android mobile phone. BeReal has been downloaded over 28 million times since its release in 2020, with the majority of downloads happening in 2022.

Core Functions

Age Requirements

The minimum age to use BeReal is 13 – however, there are currently no effective age verification measures aside from requesting the user’s date of birth during sign up. Their age is not mentioned on their profile, and they are not restricted from accessing any of the app’s features.



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