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Confide is an iOS private messenger that's like Snapchat in a suit

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Confide is an iOS private messenger that's like Snapchat in a suit
Confide is an iOS app that, essentially, makes Snapchat put on a suit and tie, and head to work at some corporate headquarters. Its target-base are business professionals, who settle as many matters formally as they do informally. Sometimes dealing with inconveniences within the work structure in informal ways could have rough consequences, which is why the app features self-destructable messages (text-only), two-point encryption, and several precautions against obtaining any kind of evidence that a particular discussion ever took place. This is Snapchat for the truly paranoid out there, and it means business.

Confide users connect to each other via their email addresses. This is to ensure that users who don't have the app installed will be notified about a message they've received through it. Confide's creators also thought of a way to circumvent preserving self-erasing messages by screenshot-taking. Users must pass their fingers over the text to reveal parts of it, which means that screenshots won't include the whole picture. The app also notifies the sender if the recipient took a screencap.

Of course, a service which encrypts and erases sensitive information can easily turn from a solution to a problem itself. As Confide never stores a copy of the information passed through it, denying that a particular message ever existed is basically a no-brainer without the possibility to prove otherwise. Unfortunately, Confide's originators can only go so far as to insist that its up to the users to abide by respective corporate rules regarding internal communications.

If you think Confide could be of use to you, the app is available for free from the App Store.

Download: iOS


via: GigaOM

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posted on 09 Jan 2014, 10:13

1. androiphone20 (Posts: 1472; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Thoughtful idea but it comes in a time where Snapchat has already made it's name on this front, and on the bright side, now you can send a backpaddling apology message to your coworker for hitting on her without leaving a trace

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