What is the TBH App?
The TBH app is an app built to give anonymous feedback to friends. But unlike most other similar apps, the feedback here is mostly positive. TBH was built because we believe in the fact that social networks shouldn’t make us feel worse about ourselves but better. In all honesty, the TBH team loves its members and only wants the best for them
How much does TBH cost?
$0.00 — the TBH app is available for no cost on the App Store.
When was the TBH app launched?
The TBH app was launched on the 3rd of August, 2017 in the State of Georgia in the USA.
When will TBH be available for Android OS?
Currently, no release date for the launch of the app for Android platform has been decided. However, the app is definitely planned to be launched on Android.
Where is TBH available?
The TBH app is available all across the United States of America as of now.
Why is it called TBH?
In internet slang language, TBH is the abbreviation for, to be honest. The app was named such as at TBH, We want people to share their opinions about their friends in all honesty.
Who built the TBH app?
The TBH app was designed and built by a small team of developers and designers in the state of California, USA.
How do the TBH developers/owners make money?
As of now, the TBH app doesn’t help the owners make any money. Nor do they have any foreseeable plans to monetize TBH right now. But when TBH is used for monetization, then developers will solicit feedback from the community and thereby make sure that it complements the user experience.
About the TBH App
How does the app actually work?
The TBH app works by creating fun and uplifting polls about the friends of the users. For example –
- ”Who is most likely to become the president in future?”
- “The best person to go with for a road trip.”
- “Which person is too lit to be legit?”
The person who gets picked as the answer to the question then receives a notification. They receive it each and every time they get chosen. The notification won’t have your name, but it will surely include your grade as well as gender. It will also reveal the other choices.
How can one add friends?
As of now, there are four ways of adding friends:
- Through the phone contacts
- Via usernames of friends
- Via the friends-of-friends option, or
- By joining the network of your school
Can one create their own polls?
To submit a poll, the user needs to swipe to Settings and then tap ‘Submit a poll.’ The polls are reviewed by us every night and if it’s funny or interesting, then it appears on the app within 48 hours. But to make sure that your polls do appear, then remember that the polls must be:
- Appropriate for ages 13 and above
- Unoffending for any group
What are TBH Gems?
Gems are a reward for each time you get picked in a poll. If you are picked by a girl, then the gem is pink whereas it is blue if you are picked by a boy. In case a non-gender person picks you, then the gem will be colorless. The gems can thereby be used to unlock questions and other features in future.
Can I direct message people?
Direct messages are available to select users. This allows you to reply to your poll responses. The recipient has the choice to reveal themselves or ignore your message.
Can I find out who sent me a TBH?
No, you can’t find this out. The reason is that all the messages are anonymously sent. The only way we recommend for finding it out, for now, is by posting on Snapchat or Instagram if it works.
Are the messages real?
We can guarantee that every single message which you will receive is sent by your friends only. As of now, more than 150 million messages have been sent by TBH users and no fake message was ever generated.
Does tapping a name invite them to the app?
There is the only way to invite friends to TBH. You can tap on the INVITE button next to their name in the Add Friends screen. For us, the user trust is most important. Hence we never send invites on your back like by selecting people in polls who are not users.
How do I unhide someone from the Add Friends screen?
This is easy. Just Logout of your account, and then log back in.
I don’t want to receive invitations to TBH.
The only way you receive notifications is when a user deliberately taps INVITE in front of your name. It’s similar to the invitation button which you find on Dropbox, LinkedIn or Facebook. The invitation always includes the sender’s name so that you know from where it came from. To stop invitations, the best way is to ask the sender to stop inviting you. Else, you can always reply NOPE to any text message and they won’t be sent to that number any longer.
How do I sign up?
Signing up is fairly easy. Just download the app from the App Store and click on Sign Up.
Why are my contacts in polls? How do I remove them?
Till you have 4 friends, your contacts are used as placeholders in the polls. By this, you can still play the game. Moreover, TBH deeply cares about your privacy and hence never shares personal information with others.
How to remove a friend?
It’s easy. Just go to your profile, tap ADDED and then “Remove Friend”.
Are my gems visible to my friends?
Yes, but only in two areas. The Top 3 Gems are on your profiles. But they can also be hidden by tapping EDIT and then turning the “Hide my gem list” switch. Also, your recent gems are shown in news feed. Again, you can hide gems from the feed by tapping the icon which is located in the bottom left corner.
Why did my inbox disappear?
The inbox gets reset after every few days. This is done to avoid the clutter. But don’t worry as you can still retain all your gems in your gem list. But note that they would be located on your Profile now.
Why do I need a phone number and contacts?
Your phone number is used for your contacts to identify you, to find your friends, and furthermore let your friends find you. Your phone number is kept a secret and never shared with others.
Why do I need to provide location access?
This is used by TBH to find nearby school networks for you to join.
Should I use my real name?
Yes. You should always use your full real name. This helps your friends to find you. This also prevents you to be mistaken for someone else. Hence, you should –
- Not use fake names
- Not lie about your grade or gender
- Not create various accounts
- Not impersonate or sign up as any of your friends
- Not pretend you to go to any other school than yours
Your account will be revoked if you’re found breaking any of these rules.
Someone is impersonating me. What to do?
For this, the first step will be to report us by emailing us at TBHtime@gmail.com. We will then review your report and follow up ASAP. This process can again take up to 48 hours.
My friend signed up with my phone number and now everything is mixed up.
Phone numbers are used to identify, hence you should never share phone numbers when signing up. In case you do, then please delete the app from your friend’s phone and then sign up again on your phone. You will be required to select a new username and it’ll take up to 48 hours to fix your messages.
How to log out of my account?
To log out, you can go to profile, then EDIT and then under account settings tap “Manage”.
How do I deactivate my account?
To deactivate, you need to go to your profile, tap EDIT, and then tap “Manage” under the account settings section. After deactivation, your friends will not be able to find or vote you. After 30 days of deactivation, your account will be permanently deleted. There is no way to recover after 30 days, but before that, you can recover by just logging in to TBH with your phone number.
TBH for Schools
How do I join my school?
After signing up, you can pick your school and grade. In case you skip this step, then you can add your school by going to profile and then EDIT. You can search for your school from there. Currently, only high schools, colleges, and universities are supported.
I put in my wrong school/grade/name. What do I do?
For one account, the school, grade or name change is allowed only once per account. So in case, a change was made in error, then you can reach out to us by tapping GET HELP in the app and thereby explaining your situation.
My school is not listed—how do I join it?
Although the TBH high school & college list is complete, there are times when do we miss one? If that’s the case, then you can contact us at TBHtime@gmail.com with the school name and city.
What grades or ages is TBH designed for?
As mentioned above, the TBH app is developed for the age group of 13 and above. You must be in at least Grade 9 or above to be able to download and use the TBH app. This is done to protect the privacy of younger people. In case you are a parent of a pre-teen, then we urge you to set parental controls on the phone of your minor. This helps to prevent access to social networking apps. Besides, you can also use third-party services like Circle. It controls the access to content and manages screen time as well.