Wiper may be the first true private messaging app

Nate Swanner - Jul 14, 2014, 3:23pm CDT
Wiper may be the first true private messaging app

Is messaging truly private, or even secure? Snapchat showed us that even when we think that our conversations are secure, they may not be. A new app, Wiper, aims to deliver on that promise, though; keeping things secure, and you in control.

The messaging app is private — bi-directional chats are just that. Wiper says you can send text, videos, pictures or anything else via a closed system. There is also HD Voice calling, which is also private, but that’s no all Wiper is giving us.

As the name suggests, anything sent or received can be wiped away. If you are having a chat and want it removed from existence, all you have to do is select “Wipe” from within a chat. The messages — whatever they might be — are also removed from Wiper’s servers. If you make a call using Wiper, your call logs are also deleted, leaving no trace of any interactions you may have via the service.

It sounds simple enough, and we’ve tried it out with success. Released today, we will note it’s not been vetted by white-hat hackers yet, so we don’t know just how secure it really is. If it gains traction, though, look for people to try to exploit the system.

Wiper is available on both the App Store and Google Play, and is free to use.

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