BeReal Not Posting? Try These Fixes


Unfortunately, users have recently experienced issues posting on the BeReal app. This is not so much fun, so allow us to help you out with a guide consisting of reasons why this occurs and how to fix it.

Why is My BeReal Not Posting?

It can be very fun to be at the will of the BeReal app, which will encourage you and all of its users to “be real” for a couple of minutes each day. However, this is only fun when the app works correctly and allows you to post what you are doing either through video or photos.

This makes it both frustrating and inconvenient when the app will not allow you to post. Now, the reason why the BeReal app will not let you post what you have captured can come down to a number of different possibilities.

One of these possible factors is your internet connection, as you will want to make sure that you have a decent or strong internet connection to post on the BeReal application.

Another factor to consider is the app itself, as there may be a bug, error, or malfunction. Sure, the BeReal app is unique in the way that it encourages its users to share what they are doing with no filters, preparation or staging but it is still an application.

This means that the app can have problems such as glitches, malfunctions, and errors, which can result in the BeReal app not allowing you to post what you are up to at the moment.

Considering that there is also a time limit to get your post up, which ensures that you do not take too long by putting on makeup or something along those lines, you will want to figure this issue out quickly before time runs out.

1. Weak or Unstable Internet Connection

It is very possible that the reason why you are not able to upload your BeReal post on the BeReal app is that your internet connection is either too weak or is unstable, which means your device will not be able to upload your BeReal post.

Any actions you make online (including in apps) requires an internet connection and a reliable one at that. This applies even more so to the BeReal app since most posts on the app are videos, which requires a better internet connection rather than photos or text.

A wavering internet connection can certainly cause trouble when you are attempting to upload what you are currently doing at the moment.

Fix – Check/Switch Internet Connection

If you are attempting to upload your couple of minutes of being real on the BeReal app and are having problems, you should make sure that you have a decent internet connection.

If you are using your mobile service data, you would likely be better off switching over to a WiFi network (if possible). This is because a WiFi internet connection is typically more reliable than mobile service internet data.

With that said, if you are using a WiFi network, you should also consider switching over to your mobile service internet data, as this could also offer a better internet connection.

There could be an issue with the WiFi internet connection, which could mean that your mobile service internet data could be the wiser decision.

2. Issue With The App

As previously mentioned, as great as applications are, they are also susceptible to errors, bugs, and malfunctions. This is not surprising since it is not only likely that the app is experiencing problems but is also only a matter of time before the app does.

This can be for a number of different reasons, whether it is out-of-date software or a bug in the app, it can certainly interrupt you when you are attempting to post your couple of minutes of being real.

While this is certainly inconvenient and frustrating, it should not be too surprising since apps are far from perfect.

They typically function properly but they do not always do what they are meant to do. Luckily, there are methods to remedy such a situation.

Fix – Restart BeReal App

This is a simple yet effective solution that you may not have thought of trying. It is also possible that you thought that you closed and reopened the BeReal app but in actuality, you may have switched to another app, then switched back to BeReal.

You should make sure you completely closed out the BeReal app, then you can reopen the app and find out if that fixed the problem. Unfortunately, it is feasible that the issue could repeat but this could be a quick solution.

When you close the BeReal app, it will also close out all of the possible actions you were making on the app such as loading in your friends’ post feed.

3. Account/Log-In Problem

Many people love what the BeReal app offers but not everyone has a BeReal account. With this in mind, you may be using someone else’s BeReal account, which can also cause problems such as attempting to play a song when someone is using that BeReal account.

As you may know, only one person can use a single BeReal account at one time. So, if you are using someone else’s BeReal account and they sign in on their device it will kick you out.

While this is inconvenient, it is simply how BeReal provides its randomized post method. Unfortunately, two people cannot use the same BeReal account at the same time, especially if the other person is the original owner of the account.

Fix – Log In With Your Credentials

If you try to log into your BeReal account using your email address and get the message “no account found” or “the email address isn’t associated with any account,” then something is wrong.

You can try logging in using your appropriate credentials. To access your account, you must use the account username.

When you do this, your username rather than your email will be used as your login information. If you are still unable to log in, your account might have been hacked.

While it is unlikely, it is not unheard of to have your account hacked. This should fix the issue at hand and if it does not, try the next fix.

4. There’s A Bug

As previously mentioned, the BeReal application is far from perfect, which means that it is almost guaranteed to experience issues such as bugs, glitches, and malfunctions.

This is all part of technology, especially when we are talking about services that are still being worked on. As this was put quite eloquently by D’Angelo, “In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.”

It is very possible and likely that there is a bug causing the error to occur on their side of BeReal. 

This is because a technical bug that we speak of is essentially that, an error, which also means that it can and will be corrected. This is also why they encourage users to contact their help center if the problem persists since this will help them to pinpoint issues in the system and fix them accordingly, which means that the error that occurred will be less likely to happen in the future.

Fix – Clear App Cache

As you may know, the cache for an app holds and stores data that can be used in the future to make your requests quicker. However, the app cache can also hold bugs.

We obviously do not mean literal bugs but rather a technical bug and this technical bug can become recurrent, especially when it is being held in the app cache.

This is because the cached data is accessed every time you use the application, which can cause the app to kick you out or even log you out.

Clear the cache for the BeReal app and this should clear up the issue you are experiencing. With any luck, you will be back to catching up with your friend’s posts on BeReal.

5. Device Software Outdated

While it is unlikely, it is still a possibility that your smartphone’s software is out of date. Updates are important for all devices, as they offer both software and hardware updates that are critical for your device.

This can certainly be the cause of why you are unable to upload what you are currently doing onto the BeReal app.

This can be a software compatibility issue or may even be an update for the BeReal app that you might have somehow missed.

Fix – Update Device/App

If you believe that your device might be out of date or that the BeReal app may need to be updated, then you will want to update both the device and the app. This is because updates bring critical software and hardware updates that keep your device and/or app running properly. 

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.


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