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You’ve most likely come across a few friends who posted an Instagram story asking their followers to send them anonymous messages through something called LNG. But what is this trend and how anonymous will your posts be?
What is NGL?
NGL – Internet slang for “I won’t lie” – is an app “created by a small team of designers and engineers in Venice Beach, California” to help “people share their heartfelt feelings and opinions with their followers.” You should have download app if you want to post this Instagram story that asks your followers to send you questions.
Here is what you need to do if you want to post this particular story on Instagram:
- Download the NGL App (iOS, android)
- Paste your Instagram handle into the NGL app.
- Click “copy link” in step 1.
- Click “Share”
- You will be shown a small guide on how to share a link to your stories and you will be taken to the Instagram app.
- You will receive your own pre-made Instagram story, in which you will be prompted to insert your own link to it.
- Post your story and wait for messages to be sent to you through the NGL app.
As soon as a message is sent to you by an anonymous sender, you will receive a notification. You will be able to find the message in the app’s inbox. You will be able to read the message and reply to it on Instagram.
You also have the option to see who sent the messages… sort of by installing the Pro version of the app. You will need to spend RM44.90 per week to access “exclusive hints per post”. So, you are exactly promised who sent the messages, but rather just hints. It is unlikely that the app will reveal the true identity of people who send anonymous messages.
According to ScreenRant, the Pro subscription looks like “a bit of a scam by the app developers”. In reviews of the app, some users even claimed that the “hints” weren’t very accurate either.
It is currently safe enough to send messages and not reveal your exact identity, even if they pay RM44.90 per week.