MINIMUM AGE: 18+
WHAT IS IT?
NGL (short for not gonna lie) is a space for users to “share their feelings without judgment from friends or societal pressures”, according to the app’s homepage.
NGL encourages users to send anonymous messages, opinions, and feelings, requested specifically through a question “prompt”. For example, you could encourage people to “send anonymous confessions”, describe you in 3 words, or have them tell you what they think about you.
To get started, you need to enter your Instagram username. Once you’ve created a question or prompt to share, you can post the link on your story – even when Instagram’s parental controls are active.
To answer, people follow the link and leave their thoughts, messages, and feelings through their own Instagram account – although their username isn’t shared along with the answer. Their anonymous messages will then begin to collect in the app’s “Inbox” for you to read.
WHAT WE SAY:
SAFETY TIPS TO CONSIDER:
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