3 Private Messenger Apps That’ll Keep It Confidential
Feel like your private messaging isn’t private enough? Check out these messenger apps to keep your texts safe from prying eyes
Even if you don’t have something to hide, privacy is still a thing we all treasure, whether it be some alone time after work, a quiet walk to clear our heads, or a private conversation with no eavesdroppers in sight. If you want your messages, and chats to be 100% private, we’ve got some good news for you. These top apps will ensure your messages are never intercepted or perused, giving you the security and peace of mind you deserve when talking to family, and friends:
Let’s start off with the most well-known of the three. Signal is a messaging system you can use to start group chats, avoid SMS fees, and share pictures, videos, GIFs, and other media files, all while keeping everything on a private, need-to-know basis. The app uses end-to-end encryption, and the code can be verified by anyone who wants to audit it, since it’s an Open Source app.
You also don’t have to go through the hassle of creating an account, since it uses your phone number, and address book for setup. Furthermore, it’s designed to operate at a high standard, facilitating instant message delivery, and crystal clear phone calls (that don’t come with long-distance charges).
Although it’s a lesser-known app, and although it operates differently from Signal (you have to make a [free] account), the team behind Wickr promises total security, and includes various features that will attract anyone who takes privacy seriously. For instance, its Shredder feature lets users permanently remove all deleted messages, images, and video content from their devices. You can even use the Configurable Timer to set an expiration time for the messages you send and receive, so they’ll only last as long as you want them to.
The app also automatically removes all identifying information, like geotags, check-ins, and any other records, from any messages you send in-app. As icing on the cake, Wickr also did a $100,000 Bug Bounty in 2014, which means its team offered $100,000 to anybody who could break through their security measures. That confidence has to be founded in something, right?
This app shares most, if not all, of the features above, serving as a solid, user-friendly alternative for those who aren’t satisfied with the other two. With this app, you can call people in a cost-free, private manner, have your messages self-destruct, recall or completely wipe messages you’ve already sent, and share and hide any media files you choose.
Hidden and Secure
All of these messaging apps are great, but what do you do if you want to stick to the messengers you already love — like Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp? Well, you’re in luck, because PSafe TOTAL has got you covered. With its Applock feature, PSafe TOTAL provides these apps with password protection, so you can make sure no one accesses your private messages without your say so.