Private conversations doesn’t always guarantee 100% privacy, be it android or iPhone and that’s what secure private messaging apps are for, private messenger that would assure secure and there are a handful apps that can come in handy that specializes private, secure and secret equipped with encrypted features.
Telegram Messenger (Android and iOS)
This app is available on both iOS and Google Play, it’s simplistic yet its elaborate features doesn’t come off as complicated and rather user-friendly. The themes has a custom designs to choose from and they’re aesthetically pleasing. Oh and there’s also a dark mode available for customizing chat colors.
Secret chats use a client-client encryption that makes only the user has the sole access of these messages and not even app technicians can read it and the user has also an option to delete the message on the other side will be requested to delete it as well.
There’s also a self-destruct option for secret chats where you can set the timer, the time starts ticking and when it is up, both of these messages will disappear from your devices. Though unfortunately, there’s no secure option that prevents you your friend from screen grabbing the conversation nor it would be traced.
Telegram is also on PC that makes a chat continuum experience smooth and linked on your phone, you can send some files and photos without moving them on your phone and just send them directly.
iMessage’s encrypted feature secures your messages using a passcode and gives the users the sole access. Cover Me on the other hand is one stop for private, and secure text & call – it doesn’t track any record on your phone bill so it stays between you and your receiver and it won’t be traced by your service provider. The app also allows to hide your personal number. Private messaging features disappears like on telegram, share lock-to-lock allows makes end-to-end encrypted messaging. Perfect for iOS users who are keen on secure and discreet messaging. This app functions like a burner phone that you won’t be needing to buy another one. The no notification feature makes it even secure that one one would notice you’re using the app.
Viber (Android and iOS)
Widely used by Telegram (and free). The app can’t read or trace down your messages and gives you the control to delete an amount of your own choosing. They also have a secret chats that have a self-destruct feature like Telegram which also works for buying transactions that prevent from getting the data away from any potential hackers. The hidden chats feature can be accessed using your own pin you set and it also hide sensitive list with your hidden chats.
WickrMe (Android and iOS)
Wicker me has a top-tier end-to-end encryption, you can send files, voice messages and photos privately and what’s make the app work is it doesn’t require a phone number which is a plus. Lastly, the shredder feature doesn’t only remove chats, it also includes shared media contents from the device.
In the end, it is up to the user to make private messaging set up work, the app and features are at its disposal to use them responsibly.