Anonymous messaging application Secret closes doors




Secret, a social network that is designed to share anonymous messages, will cease to exist. The pending matters are handled in the coming weeks, after which the app will no longer be available.

In Secret a blog post on Medium explains founder David Byttow why Secret is going to stop. According to him Secret no longer the vision he had in mind initially with the software. What exactly does he mean there is not clear. According Byttow there is enough money available, so a bankruptcy in any case no. The remaining money is, moreover, as much as possible to investors.

Shortly before Byttow announced the news did already rumors about a possible closure. In recent times Secret would not be developed and employees only the software would have kept going. The company was already in recent times a large number of employees fired or helped to find another job. Byttow says he will in the coming weeks it will occupy.

Secret came to a previously under fire after an update of the user interface. That would have been copied from another application. Also showed that the security of the application was not in order, in some cases appeared to identify the author of a post on Secret.

With Secret, it is possible to place anonymous messages on the social network. It is possible to connect a phone or Facebook account: thus becomes clear how many friends there also use Secret and whether a post has been posted by a friend. In all cases, does not specify who is involved. According Byttow Secret is used by about 15 million people, but the number of active users was not mentioned.


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