Encoded messaging application Wickr is rolling out another photo-sharing option whereby clients can make and share photographs with up to 151 friends, and still rest assure that those photographs are both safely encrypted and will be constantly erased in 24 hours. Also, the feature is masking Facebook photos with cat images
Dubbed the Wickr Time Feed, the feature has an additional tie-into Facebook option, on which you can, mask your images as pictures of felines. Released today for Wickr for iOS, the overhaul will apply to Wickr for Android rapidly, and in the long run will go to the Wickr desktop customers.
Wickr Time Feed was intended to be the application’s “Instagram killer”, Wickr founder Nico Sell told Tom’s Guide. According to Sell, concept originated from her girl, who inquired as to whether there was a way she could use Facebook in a manner that her security minded mother would favor. The outcome is a gimmick integrated in the Wickr app, available by means of the tab marked “WTF.” Users can make different streams of photographs and share them with various subgroups of their Wickr buddies.
It’s a fascinating time to be an encoded messaging application. Just this month British PM David Cameron proposed a block on any encryption that the administration couldn’t break, which by definition incorporates end-to-end encryption. Anyway Sell is not worried. She says any legislative endeavors to close down or control encryption would only work in favor of apps like Wickr. Viewers of the feed have access to the images for 24 hours after they have been posted. They can also respond to them by clicking on one of three icons: a heart, a “rock on” hand or a heap of poop. Those who posted the photographs are the only ones who can see these inputs.
These pictures have the same end-to-end encoding that secures all messages sent through Wickr. This implies that the information is scrambled on clients’ gadgets and goes in an encoded state, to be decoded just on the gadgets of the recipients. As such, not even Wickr itself can’t access the messages sent through its framework.
While the 24-hour timer is ticking, users may want a more open way to let others know they have photographs to view, even if they are not made completely public. So when users post to Wickr Time Feed, they will likewise be able to simultaneously post a photograph of a cat to their Facebook page.
Then their Wickr friends will have the option of tapping twice on those Facebook cat photographs to open their own Wickr applications, bringing them right to the genuine photograph users uploaded. This feature was designed through Facebook’s API and with Facebook’s authorization, Sell noted.
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