Frequently Asked questions

USING NOWANDME

How to register/make an account on nowandme?

Registering on nowandme.com is extremely simple and can be done with the click of a button. You can explore the site even without signing up instantly and register only when you feel comfortable. Once you decide to make an account on nowandme, you need to simply click the ‘Register’ button (on a desktop) or this “” icon and then ‘Register’ button (on the phone) placed at the top right of your screen.
You can register directly on the website by providing your Name, Email Address and choosing a Password.
Otherwise, you can register with your Gmail account by clicking the ‘Google’ button or with your Facebook account by clicking the ‘Facebook’ button You will be redirected to Gmail/Facebook where you can log into your account which would automatically create an account on nowandme.
You can simply log onto https://nowandme.com/register to register.

How do I sign in/login on nowandme?

If you have previously made an account on nowandme, you can sign in by clicking the ‘Login’ button (on a desktop) or the “” icon and then ‘Login’ button (on the phone) placed at the top right of your screen.
If you registered directly on the website with your email id, you just need to enter your email id and password to login.
If you registered through Gmail, click on ‘Google’ or if you registered through Facebook, click on ‘Facebook’ to sign in.
You will be redirected to Gmail/Facebook where you can log into your account which would automatically make you login on nowandme.
You can simply log onto https://nowandme.com/login to login/sign in.

What do I do if I forgot my password?

Don’t worry if you forgot your password. Your account can always be retrieved.
Simple log onto https://nowandme.com/forgotpassword and provide your registered email id. You will be sent an email to change your password.

How do I post on nowandme?

You need to be logged onto nowandme to post your story. Refer to Ques1 to register on nowandme and Ques2 to know how to login on nowandme.
Once you are logged into your account, you can go on https://nowandme.com/usercreatestory to share your story.
If you are on the homepage https://nowandme.com/, you can simply press the ‘Share Your Story’ button. You will be redirected to a new page where you can share your story, easily.
You can also go onto https://nowandme.com/stories to find the dialogue box from where you can share your story.
Once you find the dialogue box, you need to select the main category you want to post under (Mental Health, Physical Health, Relationships, Happy Little Things, Women’s World, Work, Education, More) and then further select a sub-category.
The list of categories is here https://nowandme.com/categories
You can then start typing in the dialogue box. Hit “Post Story” once you’re done.
You can also choose to check the ‘Anonymous’ box to not display your name while posting.

How do I choose the right category for my story?

There are 8 main categories (Mental Health, Physical Health, Relationships, Happy Little Things, Women’s World, Work, Education, More) on the website with more than 200 sub-categories within them. You can see the entire list here at https://nowandme.com/categories
When you write a post, you need to select the main category and further the sub-category. While looking for the right sub-category, you can type and find your required category.
Say you select Mental Health as the main category, and then in the sub-category drop-down, you start typing “depr..” to find Depression. Select that and finally start writing/venting/expressing.
Remember, there is no right or wrong category. You can post under whatever category seems the best fit for YOU.

I cannot find my category, what do I do?

There are 8 main categories (Mental Health, Physical Health, Relationships, Happy Little Things, Women’s World, Work, Education, More) on the website with more than 200 sub-categories within them.
You can see the entire list here at https://nowandme.com/categories
Once on this page, you can press “ctrl+F” and search the page for the category you are looking for.
If you still don’t find a suitable category, you can either post under the main category ‘More’ and sub-category ‘Others’ or you can submit a request at https://nowandme.com/contact to add a new sub-category on the website. We will try our level best to incorporate the category on the platform.

What is a Trigger Warning?

A Trigger Warning is a statement at the start of a piece of writing, video, etc. alerting the reader or viewer to the fact that it contains potentially distressing material (often used to introduce a description of such content).
Trigger Warnings are here to prevent people who have experienced traumatic experiences to be exposed to something that might trigger a physical and/ or mental reaction.
A trigger is also anything that has to do with the act of considering Self-Harm, attempting Self Harm, actually Self Harming or discussing a Past Attempt.
Please, when discussing triggering issues/events, add a ***Trigger Warning*** to the beginning of your message.
A good way to know if you should add a Trigger Warning is to ask yourself if I was reading this, would it make me feel traumatized or re-think potentially disturbing events that I would rather not revisit?

How can I post anonymously?

You need to be logged onto nowandme to post/comment anonymously. Refer to Ques1 to register on nowandme and Ques2 to know how to login on nowandme.
To post anonymously, whether a post or comment, you just need to check the ‘Anonymous’ box and your response will be made anonymous i.e. your name and details will not be displayed on the post/comment.

What happens after I submit my story?

After you submit your post/story, it’s under review and goes for moderation by the moderators of the website. You receive a notification once your post is approved/rejected.

Why are all posts moderated before being published?

Moderation is generally defined as the avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one's behaviour or opinions.
In the context of the nowandme community, content moderation refers to the practice of monitoring submissions and applying a set of rules which define what is acceptable and what is not. Unacceptable content is then removed.
The threat of inappropriate content includes fake news, hate speech, adult content, abusive, and violent comments – all of which are going viral on a daily basis. This can potentially hurt the community and go against our community guidelines.

How long does it take for a post to get moderated?

The post typically gets moderated within half an hour of you submitting the story.

How can I edit my story after submission?

After submitting your post, your pending posts (before approval) are available at https://nowandme.com/usercreatestory
You can edit your posts from here by clicking the Pencil icon next to the post you want to edit.

How do I respond/reply to someone on nowandme?

You need to be logged onto nowandme to reply to a story. Refer to Ques1 to register on nowandme and Ques2 to know how to login on nowandme.
Once you’re logged in, simply open the post you wish to reply to, type your response in the box under ‘Reply’ and hit ‘Post’ once you’re done. You can also choose to check the ‘Anonymous’ box to not display your name while posting.

How do I reply to a comment on a post?

You need to be logged onto nowandme to reply to a comment. Refer to Ques1 to register on nowandme and Ques2 to know how to login on nowandme.
Once you’re logged in, simply open the post which contains the comment you wish to reply to, click ‘Reply,’ type your response in the box under ‘Reply’ and hit ‘Reply’ once you’re done.
You can also choose to check the ‘Anonymous’ box to not display your name while posting.

How do I delete my post?

All your posts are available at https://nowandme.com/usercreatestory
You can delete your posts from here by clicking the Trash icon next to the post you want to delete.

How do I edit/delete my comment on a post?

Simply open the post which contains the comment you wish to delete. You can delete your comment from here by clicking the Trash icon next to the comment you want to delete.

How can I report a post or comment?

You need to be logged onto nowandme to report a post/comment. Refer to Ques1 to register on nowandme and Ques2 to know how to login on nowandme.
Once you’re logged in, simply open the post which you want to report or the post that contains the comment you wish to report.
You can report the post/comment from here by clicking the Flag icon next to the post/comment you want to report.

How to find my posts?

All your posts are available at https://nowandme.com/usercreatestory
You can also reach your posts by clicking the dropdown next to your name on the top right of the screen and selecting ‘My Posts’

How can I join a conversation?

You need to be logged onto nowandme to join a conversation. Refer to Ques1 to register on nowandme and Ques2 to know how to login on nowandme.
Once you’re logged in, simply open the post which you want to be a part of. You can reply to the post (refer to Ques12) or reply to comment on the post (refer to Ques13)

What notifications do I receive?

You will receive notifications :
Once your post has been moderated - Accepted/Rejected
When someone responds to your post
When someone replies on a post you commented on
When someone responds to your comment on a post

How do I see recent posts on nowandme?

You can see recent posts on nowandme by going onto the Stories page - https://nowandme.com/storiesand clicking the ‘Recent Posts’ button

How do I see posts with recent activity on nowandme?

You can see posts with recent activity on nowandme by going onto the Stories page - https://nowandme.com/stories
If you were previously seeing ‘Recent Posts’ on the stories page, then just click the ‘Recent Activity’ button to view posts with recent activity.

How can I search for posts on nowandme?

You can use the Search Bar on the homepage and stories page to search for posts on the entire website.
Type in any category you wish to search for, or any keyword you would like to search for in posts. Then click the ‘Search’ button.

How do I update my profile?

You can edit/update your profile by visiting https://nowandme.com/editprofile where you can change information about your name, city, number, age, gender and profile picture. You can also change your password from there.
You can also reach the ‘Edit Profile’ page by clicking the dropdown next to your name on the top right of the screen and clicking on the Pencil icon next to your name.

How can I change my account password?

You can change your account password by visiting https://nowandme.com/editprofile, then typing in your old password, then a new password in the respective tabs and clicking ‘Change Password.’
You can also reach the ‘Edit Profile’ page by clicking the dropdown next to your name on the top right of the screen and clicking on the Pencil icon next to your name. You can then change your password from there.

How do I add nowandme to the phone home screen?

Android
Launch Chrome for Android and open the website or webpage ( https://nowandme.com/) you want to pin to your home screen. Tap the menu button and tap Add to homescreen. You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen.
IOS
Launch the Safari browser on Apple’s iOS and navigate to the website or web page ( https://nowandme.com/) you want to add to your home screen. Tap the Share button on the browser’s toolbar — that’s the rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. It’s on the bar at the top of the screen on an iPad, and on the bar at the bottom of the screen on an iPhone or iPod Touch. Tap the Add to Home Screen icon in the Share menu. You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Safari will add it to your home screen.

How to contact team nowandme?

You can fill out the contact form at https://nowandme.com/contact to reach out to us or write us an email at info@nowandme.com



SAFETY AND SECURITY

Is nowandme secure and confidential?

Nowandme is a ‘Secure’ website, which means that the information you send to this site is private.
The information that you provide on nowandme is strictly confidential and is not shared with any third parties.
Nowandme has implemented appropriate security measures to protect and prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, including your personal data. Our technical experts at nowandme work hard to ensure your secure use of our site.
While we take reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of our website, member database and records, no website or internet transmission is completely secure and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal data safe (including your password) If you lose your password or give it out, or another service provider that you use suffers a data breach and you have used the same credentials with that service provider as you have with nowandme, your personal data may be compromised. If that happens, please report it to us at info@nowandme.com

Can I genuinely post and reply anonymously?

Yes, nowandme’s mission is to provide you with a space where you can talk about anything and everything that you’re going through. We believe that sometimes while discussing personal issues, anonymity helps individuals to open up better, which is why we provide the option of posting anonymously on nowandme.
We take anonymity as a serious responsibility and take many precautions to protect your data.
When you anonymously post a story or comment on a post, your name or details do not get displayed. You can anonymously post by checking the “Anonymous” checkbox.
Once you add a post/comment, you will not be able to add or remove anonymity.

Will my email address or phone number be publicly displayed on nowandme?

Your email address and phone number are not publicly displayed on nowandme.
You can even choose to display your name or not while posting/commenting. We provide the option of anonymity while posting (Refer to Ques5)

Will my friends and family get to know about what I post anonymously?

No, your friends and family will never be notified about what you post unless you share your posts with them yourself.

Will you post on my facebook or my instagram?

Nowandme does not share the posts done by you on your social media profiles (facebook or instagram) unless you yourself share them.

Can I share my contact info or social media links?

You are in control of how much and what information you share on nowandme. Don’t post information you consider to be private, and be thoughtful about when you want to publicly share your location, contact information and social media links.
If someone has posted your personal information (e.g. private phone number, home address, credit card information) and you would like it removed, kindly reach out to us at info@nowandme.com
We strongly advise you never to give out personal or financial information over the Internet and can confirm that nowandme will never ask you for this information.



GENERAL FAQs

What is nowandme.com and how can it help me?

Login. Vent & Express. Get Community Support. Feel Better.
Now&Me is as simple as that. A safe space where you will never feel alone.
Share feelings anonymously, learn from others' experiences, talk about anything and everything freely, ask questions to strangers, help someone out, get support and advice from people like yourself.
Each day, every day, society is always telling us how we should be leading our lives and which mold we should each be fitting into. We’re so busy living our “best life” on the internet that we forget to get in touch with how we really feel. We’re constantly being fed the perfectly fabricated personas of strangers. It forces us to only put our happy, contented self forward while ignoring all the other emotions we feel, which then end up getting suppressed. This can be exhausting to deal with, especially when things deviate (be it accidentally or by choice) from what is considered the norm.
We put on a brave face because we don’t want to bother the ones around us, or worse, we feel like they won’t really understand. From the life we’ve lived this far, we’ve learnt that being sad and surviving dull days is okay and is a part of what makes us human. We don’t have to “grin and bear it” to save people the inconvenience. Here is an Arab proverb translation, “Sunshine all the time makes a desert,” which we’d like to interpret as: “not being okay is actually pretty okay.” :)
The things we’ve done, the places we’ve been to, the thoughts we’ve thought and the emotions we’ve felt…they will always be our own. They make us unique. And while that sets us apart, it also makes it difficult for anyone else to understand what we’ve been through or are going through at the moment. It is rare to find someone capable of empathizing with our pain.
So this is why we have created Now&Me-to build a community that just gets it. People like you and me. No therapists, no counselors, just real talk. These are people who may have had similar experiences, who can reassure you that it’s going to be okay, and if not now then eventually. They might advise you on what you should do to let go of what is bothering you. You can talk about anything under the sun here. Remember, “No problem is too big or too small.” This space has been designed to be the comfort zone that no one’s trying to push you out of.
At Now&Me, we are trying to change the outlook to help you embrace the absence of something with the same frame of mind as its presence. In times when one often asks, “Why me?” Now&Me can help everyone move past that thought and decide what to do next.
Getting comfortable with the idea of failure, getting rid of the negative connotations associated with it and looking forward and trying again are the ideals upon which we have created Now&Me. It is intended to be a shoulder for you to lean on - a place where you can share your thoughts, knowing you will be listened to and not misjudged. So feel free to vent your frustrations, your failures, disappointments, regrets, sorrows or any other negative feelings. Just dump them here. Breathe easy. Find others like yourself.
Find the courage to speak and to act your mind without any filters. Feel rejuvenated. Start the next day afresh.“There is comfort in knowing that I am not alone. There is peace in knowing I have another chance.”
Welcome Aboard.

Is nowandme a suicide helpline?

No, nowandme is not a suicide helpline.
In case you need help regarding the same, kindly click here - Ques 3 and 4 under Safety and Security
You are not alone.

Is nowandme free?

Yes, using the nowandme platform is absolutely free and always will be.

Is nowandme easy to use?

Login. Vent & Express. Get Community Support. Feel Better. Now&Me is as simple and easy as that.
You can post anything, without any pressure on nowandme.

How can I help myself?

During trying and tough times, you can help yourself by letting out your feelings and thoughts. Don’t keep them bottled up and talk to someone about it. You are not alone in this.
In case you can’t find anyone to talk to at the moment, you can always share your feelings on nowandme (even anonymously if you wish to.) Our community will always be there to support you.

Why should I share my feelings and thoughts?

Read our WHY US page here https://nowandme.com/whyus to know why you should share your feelings and thoughts, and how catharsis helps in the process of healing.
(Maybe we can write a blog on this too and link it here)

How can I help others?

Everybody needs a listening ear. Everybody needs someone to tell them that they’re not alone in whatever they’re going through.
You can help others by responding to people on the stories they post on https://nowandme.com/stories
You can discuss and share about your experiences, give advice or just simply let them know that it’s going to be okay, if not now, then eventually.
Refer to Ques13 under ‘Using nowandme’ to learn how to respond to someone’s post.

How many times can I use nowandme?

You can use the nowandme platform as many times as you wish to.
It’s made of the people, for the people, by the people.
Just come on nowandme and vent away whenever you feel like it. No restrictions and no judgements.

Why do I have to login before posting?

There are parts of our platform that can be accessed without registration, while other parts of our services can only be accessed by registered users, such as posting stories and replying to posts. To be able to provide our services to you, we require that you provide us with some basic information about you. This includes your name, e-mail address and choosing a password. E-mail address is necessary for account verification and recovery. Also, to improve your experience on the platform, such as providing you with notifications, we require you to register before posting.

Who can post/comment on nowandme?

Anyone above the age of 13 can use the platform. Students, professionals, parents, teachers, homemakers, workers, non-workers, anyone.

What all can I post about on nowandme?

You can share your feelings and thoughts on nowandme without the fear of judgement. Just login, vent and express about anything you wish to. Let nowandme be your safe haven.
You can read here to know more :
Community guidelines -
Terms and Conditions - https://nowandme.com/termsandconditions
Privacy Policy - https://nowandme.com/privacy

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