Sarahah founder says he learned programming from Indians

Mobile app Sarahah has been created by a Saudi national Zain Alabdin Tawfiq, who learned to program in India and worked in Wipro. Here's what he has to say about India

Have you heard about Sarahah? Have you ever left a message for a friend on the app? Even if you haven’t heard about it, you must have noticed that your Facebook News Feed is filled with notifications wherein people are sharing screenshots of anonymous messages shared with them on some app. Well, the screenshots of weird messages are coming from an app called Sarahah and its popularity is growing like the wild fire.

For those of you who aren’t aware, Sarahah is a mobile app that is used for sharing anonymous feedback with your friends. It is one of the most trending apps on the Apple App Store and it has already garnered 10 million downloads on the Google Play Store.

But do you know who created this app?

Sarahah is the brainchild of a Saudi computer engineer Zain Alabdin Tawfiq, who created this app because he wanted people to have an honest conversation.

Interestingly, Tawfiq has not only studied in India but also worked for the Indian Software giant Wipro. In an interview with the India Today Group Tawfiq said that he was glad that his app had reached India, a country where he had learned programming. “I am really proud that Sarahah has reached India. The first company that I worked for, actually the only IT company that I ever worked for, was Wipro. And I am very proud and happy to see Indians coming to Sarahah,” he said.

Talking about the Indians, Tawfiq said, “Indians have taught me programming in university, Indians have taught me programming in the company. I had Indian colleagues and I also have Indian friends.

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Meanwhile, some rumours suggested that the creators of the app will reveal the identity of the people sharing anonymous messages. However, the news has been rubbished by the makers, who said that they would never reveal the identity of the sender without their consent (so, you can relax!).

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Happy Messaging folks!

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