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3rd March 2014, 09:00 AM   |  #1  
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Hi guys,
I'm searching for some messenger with strong privacy and "secret" features. Better explained, I've found Telegram as a good alternative to Whatsapp with its encryption features, but it lacks one thing that I really need: I'd like to keep some chat very private: it will be very useful if the conversation had some kind of PIN-password-pattern unlocking features.

This is possible for sms (Handcent, for example), but I haven't found it in any Messenger service.

Do you know any?
3rd March 2014, 09:12 AM   |  #2  
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Bump. I'm looking for one too. I looked into evolveSms but I think its a bit over priced for the features. I'm currently using handcent but I don't really like the UI.
3rd March 2014, 10:19 AM   |  #3  
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I have a data plan with limited sms, so I am interested in messenger/chat service like Whatsapp, Telegram, Kakao Talk and so on, but they all don't offer the 'private chat' option.
3rd March 2014, 10:58 AM   |  #4  
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3rd March 2014, 11:09 AM   |  #5  
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You could just lock Telegram with another app? There are tons on the Play Store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...mobile.applock
3rd March 2014, 12:19 PM   |  #6  
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You could just lock Telegram with another app? There are tons on the Play Store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...mobile.applock

Yes, I know, but this is the last option. I'd like to find a solution within the messenger app.
3rd March 2014, 03:03 PM   |  #7  
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Threema has an Option for PIN Protection.
If activated you have to enter your PIN Code before you can see the messages.

The Problem with Threema is the same with most other messengers ... itīs not open source.
4th March 2014, 05:44 AM   |  #8  
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Try GO SMS PRO the best messaging app on playstore it has lots of themes a good ui and the most important one privacy !!! you can protect your messages with pin or pattern lock !!! you can search on play store. I think you have to pay for some features but you can try it !!!

Sorry for my bad english ....!
4th March 2014, 07:51 AM   |  #9  
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Try GO SMS PRO the best messaging app on playstore it has lots of themes a good ui and the most important one privacy !!! you can protect your messages with pin or pattern lock !!! you can search on play store. I think you have to pay for some features but you can try it !!!

Sorry for my bad english ....!

Once again, I'm not interested in sms app, I need some messenger app working through data network. Maybe with the same features of go sms pro.
4th March 2014, 10:30 AM   |  #10  
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As shiva-afk stated, Threema has the protection option you want. It provides end-to-end encryption and protects your send/received messages/media:

First, you can protect your conversations if you set a passphrase for your encryption key. So, if you end the Threema process or reboot your phone, you have to enter this passphrase first before you can access any chat log or received pictures since they are stored encrypted (unless you exported them from the app into common store like the sd card).

Second, you can set a PIN to the app itself. So, even if you have unlocked the key with your passphrase, the app locks itself after being idle for some time and asks for a pin. You can define the time before it locks itself in several steps (30s, 1m, 2m, 5m, 10m, 20m).

However, it is not free (costs ~1,60€) and its not open source. The devs (from Switzerland) claim to use the common NaCl-library for crypto, but you must trust their sayings.

https://threema.ch
Last edited by Furchendackel; 4th March 2014 at 10:35 AM. Reason: Typos/Grammar, Link inserted

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