Compared to Snapchat, which it’s been found has many, many loopholes to retrieving the sexts you thought were immediately deleted, Privatext claims it uses end-to-end encryption so that nothing can be recovered and used against you.
But wait, there are even more protections with Privatext. Before opening a message, you need two passwords. Messages, of course, can’t be saved or forwarded. Users also have PIN codes as “screen names” instead of Snapchat’s very helpful “first name, last name” situation. This makes sure only the people you contact know who you are.
It also allows you to go back and delete messages you sent accidentally or to the wrong person: “The contact that you sent the Privatext to will never see the message. This allows you the peace of mind of not panicking in the event that you send someone the wrong message,” the Privatext FAQ reads. Clever and useful.
The company claims the app is good to use for business and for saving credit card information, but we all know it’s going to be used for boobs real soon.
It’s a good effort. I give it 15 days before someone cracks Privatext wide open.