How to See Retakes in BeReal

Curious how many retakes you or your friends took on a BeReal post? Finding the retake number isn’t blatantly obvious. And there are also some things you must do before the function becomes available. So if you’re trying to figure out how to use the retake function in the BeReal app, you’re not alone. Fortunately, going through the steps is easy. 

How to See Retakes in BeReal

This article will help you through the process. We’ll also share some tips on how to avoid the retake count.

Retakes on BeReal 

Retakes refer to how many times a user retook a photo. The retake counter fits into BeReal’s brand purpose and identity quite nicely. BeReal, as the app’s name suggests, promotes authenticity and insights from users’ lives without any editing or manipulation.

Other apps like Instagram allow users to modify posts through filters and other add-ons. This can present their experience differently than it actually is, and life isn’t always as glamorous as images present it. 

The deceit that runs through Instagram can be devastating for users’ mental health. Images of an edited world with beautiful people everywhere increase anxiety and depression and make people more self-critical and body conscious. It stimulates what is known as FOMO, or the “fear of missing out.” Subsequently, it promotes a “compare and despair” attitude. It even has the potential to rewire our brains in ways that are detrimental to our health.

But with retakes, you can determine whether a person is possibly trying to be phony. After all, if they take their picture repeatedly, they may not be entirely honest with what they’re showing and how they present themselves. 

The entire purpose of the app is to have users take un-doctored photos. Retaking them doesn’t fit with the spirit or intent of BeReal. 

How to See Retakes on BeReal

If you want to see the total number of retakes on posts, note that you must have at least 10 friends first. Otherwise, you won’t be able to see it.

Another thing to keep in mind, you need to have posted your own BeReal for the day if you want to see retake counters of other people.

While this might sound like an odd choice to make, it could line up well with the company’s policy on focusing on genuine, unfiltered content. If you don’t make an effort to post how your life is, you won’t get to see if others are trying to represent themselves in a better light.

If you fulfill both of these requirements, go through the following steps:

  1. Open the post you want to see the retakes for.
  2. Hit the three dots icon in the post and select “View profile”
  3. Click the post you want to see the retakes.
  4. You can see the retakes under the post.

Note that you can only see retakes from your friends.

Check Your Own Retake Count

You can also check out your own BeReal retake count if you want.

  1. Go to the post’s timestamp (time and date), listed under the post.
  2. Click on the “Retakes” tab to see the number. It’s that simple.

The timestamp pop-up also contains more stats you can use. You’ll see the number of comments and how many Realmojis the post received.

How to Hide Retakes on BeReal

Not everyone likes the “retake counter” feature.

Sometimes, you might not want others to know how many times you took your photo. And other times, something less than flattering might be captured in a photo, something personal you didn’t intend to share. 

This might happen on BeReal because you only have 2 minutes after opening the app to take your photo. It’s not a lot of time. You won’t be punished if you post late, but your friends can see if you do.

Besides, the app also uses front and back cameras to capture the surroundings of the user. So it might well be something that was captured and not meant for others to see.

So don’t worry, there are ways you can avoid the retake count.

Note that you can’t hide the retake count altogether. However, you can use a few workarounds to manipulate it.

Try one of the following options. 

Close and Reopen the App

If you don’t like your picture, close the app and reopen it. The retake counter only increases if you retake the photo with the app still open. So if you close it, the retake count won’t increase and you get a chance to make a fresh post. 

Restart Your Phone

If that doesn’t work, try restarting your phone before uploading the post. If you restart your phone before uploading, the retake won’t be registered.

You’ll also want to restart your phone if, for whatever reason, you can’t exit the application. Maybe the application isn’t responding or is locked.

Clear the Cache

The last thing you should try is to clear the cache in the app. You need to follow different steps depending on the device you’re using. 

It’s easy if you have an Android device.

  1. Go to “Settings.”
  2. Open the “Apps” menu.
  3. You’ll see the BeReal app in the menu.
  4. Select “Storage” in the BeReal app menu by tapping.
  5. Select “Delete Cached Data.”

If you have an iPhone, clearing the cache requires uninstalling and reinstalling the app.

If you are accessing BeReal through Google Chrome and you want to clear the cache, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the three dots. You can find it in the top right corner.
  2. There, you’ll see a menu where you can locate the “History” tab.
  3. Go to “Clear Browsing Data.”
  4. Choose “All-Time,” check the “Cached Images,” and click on “Clear Data.”

Your cache for BeReal is now clear.

By following these tips and tricks, you can avoid the retake count. 


Can I delete a BeReal post?

Yes, you can delete the post entirely if you decide you don’t want the picture to be shown. However, you can only delete a maximum of two BeReal posts per day.

Why is my BeReal post not showing?

If you can’t see your BeReal post, you might’ve changed your time zone. Maybe you connected to a VPN. Contact BeReal’s support for persistent issues.

Who can view a BeReal post?

You can share your images with everyone (through the “public” setting), or you can choose to just share images with friends and family (through the “private” setting).

Retakes on BeReal

As shown in this article, checking the retake count on BeReal is pretty easy. All you need to have is ten friends and post a BeReal photo for the day, and you’re all set to look at the details of the post. Find the retake button and click. Voila. You can see the number of times a photo has been taken. 

You can also somewhat manipulate the retake counter for your posts. However, that’s a bit against the spirit of the app. It’s all about being authentic, after all.

Did the steps in this article help you? What tips or tricks did you use? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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