The BeReal app has inspired a viral new meme that will make you crack up

'It's time to BeReal'

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The BeReal app prides itself as a way to be authentic on social media

Sans fillers, backgrounds and all the glitz, BeReal will randomly check in on its users and snap a photo from the front and back cameras of their phones—at any point throughout the day. With two minutes on the clock, the app has record-breaking time to send out a selfie to the universe that's completely unedited and unfiltered. 

As you might've imagined, such an opportunity lends itself perfectly to viral shenanigans. Since we're still reveling in the joy that is Little Miss meme and American Girl Doll memes, we welcome BeReal with open hearts and newsfeeds. 

Here's how the BeReal app inspired memes

For those who are too consumed with checking trending hashtags on TikTok, BeReal intends to capture what you look like and what you're looking at, as you see with the template. On the top left, you'll get a small picture of what you look like in the moment, below the tagline that says "It's time to BeReal." The larger photo in the background is what you're looking at. 

Since this is an impromptu event, you better believe some people have been caught in pretty precarious situations. Others are using the wild concept to make some sort of commentary on their moods, pop culture and the current state of affairs. We've certainly been blessed with some doozies. 

BeReal memes

Most of the hilarity ensues on the Twittersphere, however, we've come to find #BeReal on a variety of platforms. Here are a few of our favorite examples. 

We feel the same way behind the wheel

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No surprise to find Willy Wonka here

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'I'm not a regular mom, I'm a cool mom'

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This very good boy deserves a bite

BeReal, which was founded in 2019, has seen an increase in users—an over 300% increase, according to data from Apptopia (opens in new tab). Surely this means we'll be entitled to even more hilarious moments in the coming weeks. 

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a new book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)