Texting is one of the most common ways of communication. It is easy, fast and convenient. However, short message service (SMS), the most common method of texting, is not as secure as you think. SMS messages, which are sent and stored on servers in plain text, can be intercepted during transit. You may text with friends, colleagues or business partners. There may be private information or important commercial information in the text messages. To secure your privacy and text messages, you can hide your messages with a hidden text app.
Unlike SMS services, hidden text apps can encrypt text messages, photos, videos and chats by end-to-end encryption. The messages are encrypted on the senders’ devices, transmitted in an unreadable encrypted format and then decoded on the intended recipients’ devices. It can prevent third parties, even the company that runs the messaging app, from accessing the messages during transmitting. Another advantage of hidden text apps over traditional SMS is that it is always free to send messages with hidden text apps.
Here are the top 4 free hidden text apps for iPhone:
CoverMe is a powerful communicating tool that lets you send end-to-end encrypted messages. You can send pictures and videos with CoverMe too. Not only are messages on your phone hidden, but you can also configure your messages to self-destruct from your recipient’s phone after they have read it, or after a certain time. You can also remotely recall the message whenever you want to. It can be disguised as a news reader app. To other people who glance at your phone, it will look like you are reading the news, but, in fact, you are sending and receiving text messages with a hidden text app. You can use it to text with other Coverme users for free. It also offers second private phone numbers. You can get a second number to communicate with people who do not have the app.
Signal is one of the most popular open-source hidden text apps. It is easy to use and works both on Android and iPhone. If both the sender and the recipient have installed the app on their devices, they can send secret text messages without SMS fees. Messages are end-to-end encrypted. Signal allows users to send self-destruct messages. Signal also includes a Incognito keyboard feature, which protects Gboard (or other keyboard apps that use the proper APIs) from learning how you text.
Vault can hide SMS, photos, videos, and contacts within mobile devices. The app allows users to set a specific contact as a private one. Every call and SMS from a private contact will be automatically hidden. Vault also has a stealth mode feature which can hide the app icon on the phone screen. When the stealth mode is activated, the icon will disappear and can be opened again by entering the right password.
4. Rakuten Viber
Viber is another popular hidden text app with end-to-end encryption. It also offers voice calls and group chats. Its secret chats feature allows users to send self-destruct messages. Its hidden chats feature can hide chats from the normal chat lists. The hidden chats are stored in a seperate space of the app and can only be accessed with a PIN number. It is available on Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux platforms. You can use it for free or with a data plan.