Co-Founder and CPO of Wickr
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Position: Chief Product Officer
Wickr is a secret messaging app allowing to send text messages, audio/video files, images and PDF-files (only for iOS users).
Users can be sure that the information they send is very well-encrypted.
Messages delivered by Wickr are not stored on the server and do not contain data about the name of the user or his location. What’s more, the sender can clear not only the cache of his phone but also the memory space of the recipient’s phone. You can set a time period, after which the information will be removed. Thus, you do not have to worry about the safety of the data you send – no one will be able to save it to another device or make a screenshot.
Before you start using the app, you have to complete a simple registration procedure. To start a chat, a user has to enter the e-mail address of his chat partner or his nickname.
The app supports two modes: “Black List” and “White List”. With the former on, you can receive messages only from the contacts on the “Favourites” list. If the latter is on, you will receive messages only from the contacts that are not on the “Favourites” list.
The only issue that can be irritating is that the app requires users to enter a password virtually for every action. You won’t even be able to read a message without having to enter a captcha first. The developers have made an emphasis on security and it has its price.