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Snapchats security concerns in which a leak of approximately 4.6 million users had their phone numbers taken looks like some of them are now former users of Snapchat. To Snapchat’s credit, they have since released an app update and an apology of sorts, but let’s be right here, the damage has already been done. Users that like the idea of expiring messages, have a few alternatives that are similar to Snapchat.

One of these alternatives is Privatext, a service that first launched for iOS back in June which has now finally, made its way over to Android.The idea behind Privatext is very simple, over it’s secure platform you send a text message and the text on your device is then deleted, leaving behind no record of the message.

Privatext promises that it does not ever save the messages sent through its service, making them completely unrecoverable. This kind of service could come in handy when sending delicate and highly private information to colleagues, friends and family such as passwords, credit card numbers or whatever have you. Of course you can also send basic pictures and text messages.

Privatext’s CEO Justin Schwartz said:

Privatext is for smartphone users who value their privacy and aren’t comfortable with every message they ever send being saved permanently. People may look to lump us in with other trending apps such as Snapchat because one of our many features is expiring picture messaging, but while other apps are catering to kids sharing pictures, Privatext is ushering in a communication revolution. Privatext isn’t for 12 year olds taking selfies. It’s for adults looking for a fast, simple, and exciting way to communicate with their friends, colleagues and family members without strangers having access to their messages.

Having Privatext is a symbol of status. It means you’re important enough to send messages that are worth keeping private. If you’ve ever set a password on your phone, you should be using Privatext.


*Available on Droid and iOS* Disappearing messages, on your terms! Privatext brings the privacy and comfort of a face to face conversation, right to your smartphone. *Messages disappear instantly from your phone, your contacts’ phones, and Privatext servers whenever you want them to *With Privatext’s ‘Confirmation Texting’ option and the ability to Clear sent messages before they’re read, you never have to worry about sending a text to the wrong person *Avoid identity theft by sending credit card information, social security numbers, and other sensitive information via Privatext *With Privatext, you can choose if you’d like your messages password protected If you send text messages for business, or simply want to keep your messages private, you need Privatext. Privatext is the most secure way to send text, images and personal information from your smartphone. That’s because all Privatext texts and pictures are uniquely encoded, so they can’t be saved, intercepted, or copied. And every Privatext message is automatically deleted off of both the sender and recipient’s phones, as well as Privatext’s servers, with you deciding the message’s lifespan. Privatext messages can only be sent between you and the other Privatext users on your contact list to ensure your privacy. Why run the risk of having your messages fall into the wrong hands? Enjoy the peace of mind provided to you by Privatext.

For more details, check out the official press release below or take a look at the company’s FAQ. To grab the free app and try it out for yourself, either on iTunes or Google, you’ll want to click on the of the links below

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Source: Privatext

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini