All About Wickr Messenger


wickr messenger


Founder(s): Wickr Foundation
Founded: 2012
Type Of App: Instant Messaging, Social Media
Use: Instant Messaging
Nature Of Business: Public
Headquarters: San Francisco, U.S.
Area Served: Worldwide
Industry Type: Internet
Website: wickr.com


Wickr Me (Android, iOS) is a free end-to-end encrypted-messaging app that allows users to send private, self-destructing messages (text, photo, video, and voice) to other Wickr contacts. It takes user privacy seriously, using strong encryption and deleting metadata such as geotags and message times, and users can configure how long it takes for messages to self-destruct. A Secure Shredder included in the app even allows you to securely erase attached files, messages and other data to prevent recovery. The app's security is a point of pride for Wickr; there's even a $100,000 bug-bounty program for anyone who gets in touch with the company to point out a security flaw.

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