In a world where the likes of the Heartbleed bug threatens digital security, one can’t be sure if the things they send out remain as private as they want it to be. Confide is a former iOS-exclusive app that aims to address just that by providing their users with an encrypted way of sending messages and email.
“Spoken words disappear after they’re heard. But what you say online remains forever. With confidential messages that self-destruct, Confide takes you off the record.”
To read a message, the user has to swipe the words one by one to reveal them. Once the finger already passes over a word, it vanishes once again. The reason behind this is so that performing a screenshot will be hard from the end of the person reading your message. In any case a screenshot is made, the app notifies the sender. In addition, Confide tells you exactly when and what time the recipient has read your message.
As you’ve probably noticed, Confide is a lot like the famous Snapchat app, only minus the naked selfies. It uses an end-to-end encryption system to assure its users of a secured service.
Confide has been available to iOS since January and has already received praises from users world-wide. The company announces that they’re now on Android, too, and that in fact the Android version is currently faster than its iOS counterpart. Lastly, Confide is compatible with devices running Gingerbread onwards, which means a lot of Android users can use this messaging app to either send a secret message to a lover, plan a surprise party, or close deals with business partners.