BeReal app - HIDDEN FEATURES. What you didn’t know about the app

So in this video, let's explore what is BeReal app and I will try to show you some hidden features which other videos won't explain you and some tricks, how to use BeReal in a more advanced way.

So yeah, here's BeReal app. And the idea of the app, if you don't know at all about it, is that it's more like authentic Instagram. So you can post photos once per day. So you get a notification from the app. And in this period, you need to post a photo. You can only post it once per day and you need to enable notifications to know exactly when to post it. So yeah, if you didn't post the photo, you will see this message. Post to view. To view your friends' BeReal, share yours with them. So you won't be able to see either friends' BeReal or you won't be able to see BeReals in the feed. So you still need to post a BeReal. If you miss the deadline and you didn't post it, it's okay, you can still post a late BeReal.

So now let's just try to do it and try to post a BeReal. So this is how it looks like. So you have two minutes to do that. One of the question is can you retake a BeReal? So if I just do this, you can still retake it. So you can just tap on the cross. So yeah, you can enable flashlight here, but the clock is ticking, so not that much time. And also notice that there is front camera and back camera here when you're taking it. So a lot of people, it's super fun, but a lot of people, you need to take that into consideration so that you don't need to delete all of your BeReals. Then here is that discovery and here is the section where you can change the privacy of your BeReal. So you can change it to my friends only, then you can enable or disable your location. So that's how you can change and adjust privacy of your BeReal. And then you can tap send. So basically when you tap send, you just send it to here. So that's how it works. And now your BeReal will appear in your friend's feed.

So now additional features. You can add a caption, so you can do it here. And then you can see all the RealMojis. So RealMojis are people's reactions to this BeReal. If you tap on just below add caption, so sent seven hour late, so you can tap there. So this is a bit hidden. I couldn't figure out this menu, but this is here. So here you can see a number of comments, number of RealMojis, and now you can also see retakes. So what are those? So number of times I retook this BeReal. So to see that, you need to add nine more friends. And then you will see how many times someone retook a BeReal. So kind of the whole concept of this app is authenticity so people should be able to take authentic photos in unpredictable situations. And if someone retakes the photo seven times, it's also just fun. It's becoming more like Instagram. But anyhow, interesting feature.

Also here, if you tap on options in bottom right, here is the place where you can delete your BeReal. So this is actually how you delete your BeReal from everywhere. So as you can see, this tab is hidden and it's not that easy to do it. I think it was developed like that on purpose because, of course, they could just include big red button to delete my BeReal but I barely found it. A lot of viewers ask how to delete my BeReal, this is the way to do it. Also, you can only do it, as I understand, to your latest BeReal. If you have a BeReal from previous day, I'm not sure you will be able to access this menu. Also, if you posted a BeReal to Discovery feed so everyone can see it, in this menu, when you tap options, you will be able to change privacy of your BeReal. So you will be able to change from Discovery feed and just to your friends. So if you don't want someone to see some photo which was unfortunate or you just think it was wrong, you can just change the privacy from your Discovery feed to just appear to only your friends.

So that's basically the idea and that's where you can do it. And also that's one of the most frequent questions about BeReal because again, you have these two minutes, you are in a rush. You can be in a transport, you take some photo, and then you're like oops, that photo is not actually that good or contains some details which you don't want to show or something like that. But you can only do that to your latest photo.

Then you have the feature which is Memories. So Memories is just your private archive. You can disable, enable that, but here if you see photo, and then if you tap three dots in top right and then you want to delete from Memories, so this will just delete from Memories. This won't delete from BeReal Discovery as I understand it. So it's just your private archive. You have it and all your photos are saved here. From here you, can just share to Snapchat, Instagram, export to your camera roll, to your photos, then share a link to BeReal, and all of that. So that's where you can see it. You can see all your Memories. And this is a new feature which was developed recently. And then here, you can see that your Memories are activated, all your BeReal are automatically added to your Memories and only visible to you. Deactivate and delete Memories. If you deactivate your Memories, all the BeReal will be permanently deleted and unrecoverable. All your future BeReal won't be saved in Memories and will be automatically deleted as well. So that's that. I mean, this feature is just your private archive so imagine something like Google Photos or iCloud photos for BeReal.

I'm not using this feature. I don't completely understand.

Of course, it's great to have this archive but the main thing is that if you delete a BeReal from memory, it won't be deleted everywhere. So that's not the way. If you did few bad photos, or I don't know, because a lot of people asking it, what you can do then. You don't want some weird photos appearing everywhere and you can't delete them. So then probably the last scenario, what you can do, you can just go to Help, Contact, and then Delete Account. And here you can just delete your BeReal account. It will be deleted in 15 days. So it will be scheduled for deletion in 15 days. So that's basically how it is. But during these 15 days, if you just log back in, you can still restore your BeReal account. And then you can just delete it. So that's how you can reactivate and delete your account. But if you delete your account, obviously, delete all your data and photos, and then they are gone completely, and then you're completely safe.

Then also here, you can contact support just in case you want to double-check what to do. Maybe you can ask a support about specific BeReal photo you want to remove which you took two weeks ago or something like that. Here you can also change your phone number. You need to submit a type form. There is some FAQ section which you can read. Also, another feature is that you can clear cache for BeReal because BeReal app still is quite buggy. If you go to the reviews on Apple Store, you can see so many people still writing that app won't let me post pictures, app doesn't [inaudible 00:09:13], there are constant glitches, bugs, and all of that. So that's how you can clear cache and maybe that can help. But in recent period, the app is really becoming better and there are less bugs. But still sometimes, for a lot of people in the period when BeReal sends this notification to post a photo and you open that, so some kind of server issue is still there and for a lot of people BeReal is still crashing. Especially when I think there are hundreds of thousands of users, maybe millions of users trying to post this photo update, servers are literally crashing.

And yeah, that's still the issue. I don't know what to do about it. That's what it is. It happens in one area, then in other areas, location, it's okay. So I don't know, maybe it just depends on the distance from the servers or something like that. Then here is the fast camera option which can reduce quality but make the camera faster or something like that. You can change your time zone. To receive your BeReal notification during daytime, select your time zone. When changing your time zone, your current BeReal will be deleted. You can only change time zones once a day. So that's basically that. Also by changing times, your current BeReal will be deleted. So that's another feature you should know. Then there is your account where you can change your full name, username. It's possible to change username easily, location, and add a profile picture.

So that's basically it. That's the app. Here you can see the Discovery feed. It's really like authentic instagram. So you don't see all these fancy lifestyle. You just see normal lifestyle of people and it feels much more relaxed. So when you browse Instagram, sometimes you can see that everyone is just hanging out in luxury swimming pools or some villas with perfect outfits and stuff like that. Here is just more normal life and there is so much demand for this kind of app where it's just authentic. People don't try to use tons of filters to make a perfect photo. And then this kind of app can have much less pressure on you because... I don't know, this is just subjective, so it's because you don't think that everyone out there is living ideal life. So there you have it.

But this is for sure really fun app to use. Some people don't understand it, don't like it because you're sharing your dog on the bed or just that you're sitting on the sofa or that you're in the class or something. Just standard situations. But it's still fun, especially if you're hanging out with your friends and you get this notification and you can see, okay, this is what my friends are doing right now. Someone's in the class, someone's in the gym, or stuff like that. So it's fun.

One last feature is that you can add a RealMoji. So you can add emoji to create your first RealMoji and interact with video. And also there is a widget. So if you tap on hold, you can tap plus, and then you can add BeReal widget here. So that's how you can do WidgetMoji. And then you will see your friends reacting with RealMojis on your home screen.

So that's basically how it works. Hope this is helpful, and thank you for watching.

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