I can’t remember where I first discovered BeReal but I like to think of myself as an ‘early adopter’ so I downloaded it. I discovered my daughter had it so I connected with her. The rest of my kids soon got onboard and I had a nice little private group.
That’s the way I like it. Just family and very close friends.
Because for me BeReal nicely ticks two boxes. The notification, whenever it comes, means I take a photo of my own life at that moment, which gives me a daily record of ‘normal’. And it’s a little peek into what my family and friends are doing at that moment too. It makes them feel a little closer.
And the reason I don’t want to extend my group? Because unlike Instagram I genuinely don’t care what I look like in that BeReal moment.