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Anti-Instagram App BeReal Takes Top Spot on Apple Despite Crashes

  • Users have only two minutes to post a spontaneous photo
  • Early days of Twitter, Instagram also suffered from overload
BeRealSource: Apple App Store

BeReal, a social media app dubbed the anti-Instagram, has soared in popularity in recent weeks despite numerous complaints that it crashes at a critical moment. 

The app, which requires all of the people on the platform to take a photo within a two-minute window each day, often glitches when everyone tries to upload their spontaneous pictures at once. Failure to upload your image within the designated timeframe leads to a “late” label of public shame.