In this tutorial we are going to learn how to send private messages to your friends , family or close ones.
Apps like Whats App , Viber ,WE chat and others focus on how to acquire many customers as possible and to find ways to make money.But they most of the popular messaging apps do not focus on privacy , data encryption and security as much as they should..
If you are chatting with your friends as one of these popular apps there is a chance that your messages could be read by govt , your competitors or malicious users
but want to keep your chat conversations completely confidential, then try using Wickr app.
Wickr is a free messaging app that is available for android and ios .It allows
you to send secure message to your close ones , friends using military grade encryption.
1. Once you have installed Wickr on your phone, the first is to create your account and before you can start chatting with your friend you need to make sure that even they
have installed Wickr in their phones.
2. To send a secure encrypted message , photos , videos simply choose a recipient from your friends list and tap the send button.The best part about Wickr is that there is also an option to send self destructive messages and media which will automatically get deleted(at both ends) after a predefined expiration time table and cannot be accessed by anybody in the future.
3. When the recipient receives your message, they tap the notification, for security reason instead of the actual message getting displayed on the screen a small lock gets displayed.
The self destructive countdown timer will start once the text message photo or video gets displayed on recipients screen.
4. One more feature in the wickr is the secure shredder that prevents deleted messages from being recovered by erasing them permanently.