Silent Circle launches Silent Text for Android with global encrypted messaging

September 4, 2013
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Silent Circle launched the Silent Phone app for Android earlier in the year. That app arrived in January and brought the promise of secure audio and video calls. Looking a bit more recently and we have another app that has arrived from Silent Circle. This latest is called Silent Text and as the name would imply, this one deals with text messaging.

More specifically, the Silent Text app brings the promise of "global encrypted text messaging with secure file transfer." Similar to what we saw with Silent Phone, the Silent Text app does require you to be a Silent Circle subscriber. Some of the promised features of Silent Text include what is descried as being an "intuitive and simple to use" app as well as a Burn Notice feature that lets the user have any message self-destruct after a set time delay.

Silent Text also allows you to send encrypted map locations, send files up to 100MB in size and uses peer-to-peer key management. This means the keys are stored on your device (as opposed to with Silent Circle). That also means no one aside from yourself and the person you are texting will be able to decrypt the messages.

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The Silent Text app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. The app itself is free to download, but as previously mentioned, you will need a Silent Circle subscription. Subscription prices will vary, however a mobile account (useful for Silent Phone and Silent Text) will run you $9.95 per month or $99.95 per year.

SOURCE: PR Newswire


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  • Robert Kemp

    I thought Zimmerman and company decided to shut down Silent Circle.