BitTorrent brings encrypted p2p chat application Bleep officially out




BitTorrent after two alpha releases versions of its p2p chat application Bleep released. Bleep is available for Android, iOS, Windows and OS X. New is the Whisper mode, where messages are deleted automatically after 25 seconds.

Whisper Bleep used the decentralized bittorrent protocol to send messages. In addition, the service applies end-to-end encryption increasing. Thanks to the use of a P2P network are messages and the associated metadata are not on a central server. This should improve the privacy and security of Bleep users. Additionally, a user can optionally anonymously Bleep active, although you can synchronize to the phone number or email address retrievable.

Bleep now also works on iOS and also contains the so-called whisper mode. In addition to his post messages read after 25 seconds automatically deleted. In order to prevent a screen shot is made, it is possible to blur the username of the sender.

Future versions Bleep should also go to support group conversations, as well as syncing of messages across multiple devices. The application can already be used on the desktop by installing the Windows or OS X version.

BitTorrent allows to VentureBeat know which Bleep consumers will be free to use. However, the company wants to make possible an SDK and API that allows third parties to get started, although it is unclear when that will happen.


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