minimum age according to BeReal
13+ minimum age according to BeReal

What is BeReal?

BeReal is a photo sharing app that prompts you to share an unfiltered photo of yourself and your immediate surroundings once a day. Once prompted, you have two minutes to share a photo using the front and back cameras of your phone and you can then see, react and comment on BeReal posts from your friends. If you don’t post on a given day, you will be unable to see the posts of other users. You can still see other people’s posts if you post late, and your post will be given a label showing how late it was. 

All posts are reset once the daily notification is sent out, so you can only view and react to the most recent daily posts of your friends and other users. BeReal posts are private by default and only visible to your friends, however you can choose to make them public, meaning they can be seen by other users on the Discovery page. Your own previous posts can be viewed via Memories, which are private and visible only to you. 

You can also choose to share location data about where your images were taken. If you post publicly to the Discovery page and choose to share your location, users will only see your rough location, which can be used to search for posts in your area.
Apps:Android appApple iOS app

How do people use BeReal? 

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use photo sharing services like BeReal. 

BeReal is used for: photo/video sharing, content sharing, location sharing, messaging/online chat and screen capture.

How can you report online abuse, ask for content to be removed or block someone?

These links are provided by BeReal:

  • Report abuse
    You can report abuse to BeReal using the following email address:
  • Delete or remove a friend
    Information on how to delete or remove a friend from BeReal is available on the FAQ page. Once you delete a friend, they are unable to see posts you have shared with your friends list only but they are able to see publicly available posts. 
  • Block someone
    Information about a blocking feature, which prevents someone from seeing your posts or interacting with you, is available on the FAQ page.  

How can you protect your personal information?

This link is provided by BeReal:

  • FAQ page
    BeReal does not provide specific information about how to protect your personal information. However, information about how to set your posts to private and turn off location sharing is available on the FAQ page. 

Key safety links

These links are provided by BeReal:

  • Terms of use
    The terms you agree to when you use BeReal. 
  • Privacy policy
    Outline’s BeReal’s policy on the types of information they collect and how they use it.

Last updated: 06/06/2024

The eSafety Guide helps you find out how to protect your personal information and report harmful content on common social media, games, apps and sites. Entries are for information only and are not reviews or endorsements by eSafety. Before choosing to use any online service or platform it’s best to:

  • do your own research to understand the risks and benefits
  • check the age rating and requirements
  • consider privacy
  • check the permissions and other settings
  • check the in-app reporting options.

If you are a parent or carer who is deciding whether a child should be allowed to use an online service or platform, you can also:

  • consider your child's readiness for the types of content and experiences they might encounter
  • help them understand what to do if they need help
  • provide ongoing support and monitoring, for example through regular check-ins with your child
  • agree to some rules about use of each service or platform.

To find out more, you can read the App checklist for parents, as well as information about parental controls in social media, games and apps and mental wellbeing resources for families.