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Top 10 Secret Chat Apps That Can Save You From Prying Eyes

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If you think data sharing on Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype or Snapchat is secret then you might like to redraw your thoughts. The governments are in a constant loop of internet surveillance and data logging. In some previous instances, US intelligence agencies have found themselves in the middle of data breach scandal, that of their own citizens.

Personal data is something that everyone wants to keep it secret and at the same time, many people are for the lookout for it. Every government wants it for the name of national security, companies seek to access it for advertising, and the worst are the cybercriminals, who probably are after your data for financial gains. The personal data can be monetized one way or another, by any of the entities listed above.

In end-to-end encryption, the service provider doesn’t keep copies of the messages on their servers. This way, governments, and hackers are kept away from reading your personal messages.

To combat such a menace, secret messaging apps are on the rise which promises to keep your privacy intact by offering end-to-end encryption services. If you are looking for best secret messaging apps, then this rundown is for you.

1. Cyphr

The best thing about Cyphr is, it is easy to use and offers end-to-end encrypted communication. This secret app lets you generate your own public and private key pair, so only you can read your messages, start group conversations with friends, and share attachments privately. It doesn’t matter whether you are a casual user or a privacy fanatic, you can adjust Cyphr's settings to fit your privacy needs. If a feature requires information sharing, you can choose to disable that feature.

cyphr

Upcoming Features of This App:

  • Multi-device capability

  • Desktop apps

  • Rotate encryption keys

  • Gigabyte attachments

Download on Google Play Store

2. Secure Chat

The app is a perfect solution for organizations and businesses which rely on secure communications. It is a truly secret Instant Messaging (IM) app which delivers OTR (Online Text Repository) text encryption running on XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) services. Secure Chat offers some of the most conventionally used chat features alongside strict privacy and protected communications concepts. Its concept for strong privacy is built around encrypted end-to-end services which allow the exchange of messages, voice, video, and files.

Security Features:

  • Strong OTR encryption

  • Unique multi-level model for self-destructing history: files and messages

  • Encrypted app storage

  • Remote wipe deivce option

  • Compatible with other OTR-capable XMPP services

Download on Google Play Store

3. Secretly

Sometimes, you can’t share your thoughts with closest of your buddies even and keep anything in your mind will only disturb you further. Therefore, to vent your emotions, this app can come handy.

Secretly

One can post messages secretly to a person or in the group, and nobody will be able to figure out. Making new friends is also what this app offers, which makes it an absolute messaging platform.

Download on Google Play Store

4. Signal Private Messenger

Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media or attachments all with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data. It uses an advanced end to end encryption protocol that provides privacy for every message every time.

This secret app uses your existing mobile number and address book. There are no separate logins, usernames, passwords, or PINs to manage or lose. Signal Private Messenger protocol is designed to operate in the most constrained environment possible.

Download on Google Play Store

5. Telegram

Telegram is one of the fastest messaging apps in the market, connecting people via a unique, distributed network of data centers around the globe. The app is able to garner over 200 million active users in four years. You can access your messages from all your mobiles at once. Start typing on your phone and finish the message on your tablet or laptop. You can send media and files, without any limits on their type and size. Your entire chat history will require no disk space on your mobile and will be secretly stored in the Telegram cloud for as long as you need it.

Telegram

You can create group chats for up to 100,000 members, share large videos, documents of any type (.DOC, .MP3, .ZIP, etc.), and even set up bots for specific tasks. It's the perfect tool for hosting online communities and coordinating teamwork.

Download on Google Play Store

6. Threema

Threema ranks in the top secret messaging apps and promises to keep your data out of the hands of hackers, third-party developers, and governments. It can be used completely anonymously, allows to make end-to-end encrypted voice calls, and offers every feature one would expect from a state-of-the-art instant messenger. With Threema Web, you can also use this app on your Desktop. Its end-to-end encryption secures all your communication, including messages, voice calls, group chats, files and even status messages. Only the intended recipient and nobody else can read your messages.

Key Features:

  • Write text and send voice messages

  • Make voice calls

  • Share videos, pictures, and locations

  • Send any type of file (pdf, animated gif, mp3, doc, zip, etc.)

  • Use Web version to chat from your Desktop

  • Conduct polls with the unique poll feature

  • Verify the identity of a contact by scanning their personal QR code

Download on Google Play Store

7. Wickr Me – Private Messenger

With fully encrypted voice calling, voice memos, you can instantly connect with your friends one on one or in groups. There are new additions to the trusted end-to-end secret sharing of files, images, and videos too. Through this app, take full control over who has access to your content and how long it remains accessible. Every message is encrypted with a new key using advanced vetted end-to-end encryption. Wickr never has access to your messages or your contact list, as no mobile number or email address is required to register on this app.

Wickr Me

Your address book remains private and is not stored on its servers. Wickr Messaging protocol enables strong end-to-end encryption and perfects forward and backward secrecy for user content.

Download on Google Play Store

8. Silence

Silence is an SMS/MMS application that allows you to protect your privacy while communicating with friends. Using this app, you can send SMS messages and share media or attachments with complete privacy.

Features:

  • It works like any other SMS application. There's nothing to sign up for and no new service your friends need to join.

  • It communicates using encrypted SMS messages. No servers or internet connection required.

  • The app also provides end-to-end encryption for your messages using the painstakingly engineered Axolotl encryption protocol.

  • All messages are encrypted locally, so if your phone is lost or stolen, your messages are protected.

  • Silence is Free and Open Source, enabling anyone to verify its security by auditing the code.

Download on Google Play Store

9. Dust

Dust combines the ease of a text with the safety of a private phone call. Messages on this app can never be recovered, unlike standard text messaging where everything you say is stored on mobiles or servers. Dust conversations are heavily encrypted and not accessible by anyone, not even by the company. You can even fully erase your messages.

Dust

If you are talking to your loved ones or to your company clients, Dust is the safer place to have private conversations that need to stay private.

Download on Google Play Store

10. Surespot Encrypted Messenger

Everything sent using this app is end-to-end encrypted with symmetric-key encryption (256 bit AES-GCM) using keys created with 521 bit ECDH (Elliptic Curve Diffie Hellman) shared secret derivation. With this app, have total control over your messages like when you delete a sent message it will be removed from the receiver's mobile and images are not shareable unless you make them so.

The app also offers multiple identities that allow you to be who you want with just who you want, and if anyone gets annoying you can block them. It does not require or store your mobile number or email address.

Download on Google Play Store

Vikram Khajuria
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A typical boy and tech enthusiast, Vikram is totally fascinated by the journey of his day from miseries to joys. Covering the journalism field, he writes at MobileAppDaily and keeps surfing the trends to understand tech and inventions better. Don’t forget his driving skills, he is a professional car rallyist. Life has just got better, breath it!!

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