This week’s app of the week is fun, humorous, and some times a little moving. I came across this app last week and downloaded it on a complete whim, but already I can’t stop glancing through it whenever I’m on the train, or waiting for the kettle to boil…
Whisper is essentially a secret confessions board where anybody who is anybody can read and post their innermost thoughts and secrets. If you’ve ever heard of the Post Secrets phenomenon that took off online several years ago, Whisper is almost the equivalent for mobile phones.
Have you ever had a confession or an achievement that you’re secretly proud of, but don’t want to shout about it in case your friends or family judge you?
Whisper allows you to connect anonymously with people all over the world, whether it’s to tell people your darkest worries and concerns, or just to shout about how a certain person makes you feel.
Some of the posts I have looked through just from today offer an insight into the lives of complete strangers, but they are all a real mixture between funny little anecdotes and moving emotional confessions.
The app allows you to reply to certain posts with your own ‘whisper’, or show that you like a post by selecting the heart icon at the bottom of the screen. You can even glance through ‘whispers’ according to the most popular, the latest, or even the confessions that have been posted nearest to your current location.
Even if you don’t intend on publishing your most prized achievements or deep, dark secrets for everyone to see, just being able to hear other people’s thoughts and feelings can make you feel a little bit better about the day ahead.
The app is free to download for both iOS and Android devices, and is incredibly easy to upload your own whispers using existing photos or to take a new one using your smartphone’s camera. Simply overlay the image with your confession and post it to the anonymous database of whispers.
Written by Charlotte Kertrestel