Privacy is pretty important when your communications is through online. We have plenty of social networks and instant messengers to communicate with our friends and family members. After smartphones were introduced people forgot GTalk and other instant messengers. So most of our personal and official communications are in Instant messengers today, it is important to take care of the security and privacy of our conversations. That’s why today I came with a new application called “Wickr” to improve your privacy in online communication.
Wickr is an Instant messaging app, available for iOS and Android devices. You can download Wickr using the link at the end of this post. Once you download and install the app, it will ask you to create an account with a unique username. Every time you have to use the password you’ve created to sign into the Wickr application. After completing the registration process, it will take to the home page, where you have a bottom tool bar and a swipeable sidebar. In the bottom tool bar you have refresh button, voice recorder and new message button.
The swipeable sidebar contains all the options of the application. To see who are all in your contacts already using Wickr click the “Contacts” option in the sidebar. Also you can send messages to anyone using their Wickr ID using the “New Message” icon in the bottom toolbar. Next option “Settings” in the sidebar is the important menu where you can select all your privacy settings. The first option in the settings menu is the “Secure File Shredder”, which helps you to safely clean all the deleted files from the application. Next option is the “Session Timeout”, which helps you to automate the process of closing the app based on different timings to secure your privacy.
One of the important options in the app is the “Default Self-Destruct”. You can choose the timings for self destruction of your sent messages. This will protect your privacy from the other side. Next is the notifications, if you don’t want to receive notifications outside the app, you can turn off and check the messages only when you need. The app is completely customizable for a secured communication in your Smartphone. You can search for other Wickr IDs using their Email and Phone numbers in the “Wickr ID Connect” option in the sidebar.
Also there is a privacy management option to block users and put them in a black list. It can be modified at any time and the user will not be notified about this. It is an excellent app for having a secured communication with your friends and colleagues. It comes with a zero price tag, so try this in your Smartphone and share your experience with us in the comments. Thanks for reading, do share this post with your friends.