Ultimate Protection For Your Privates With ‘Privates!’ Messaging App (Review)

On May 16, 2016

App Type: Apps, iPhone Apps

Ultimate Protection For Your Privates With ‘Privates!’ Messaging App (Review)

Our rating:


Version #: 1.2

Date Released: 2016-04-18

Developer: Privates!

Price: free

User Rating:


In the age of social media and people being able to screenshot just about anything they want, sending messages, photos, and videos can be a scary thing. Privates! app allows you to send what you want to send without the fear of it getting out to anyone other than who you send it to. I was skeptical at first, but it truly does what it says it does.

The notable features of Privates! include end-to-end security, screenshot protection, HIPAA compliant, and recall ability. If you are in need of sending secure texts, images or videos this is definitely an app you need to have. The security features of this app includes a patent pending screenshot protection piece, and to be honest…. if you somehow figure out a way to screenshot something in this app I bow down to you! They have this part completely covered!


Adding friends is as easy as searching for their name, phone number or their Privates! ID number. You have the ability to send a text, photo, or video. When sending something to one of your contacts you choose to place the security level to Mild, Wild, or Insane.

A Mild message will expire after 24 hours, Wild expires after 12, and Insane in 3 hours. If you’re worried about someone being able to somehow copy the messages you send, don’t worry! Receivers cannot read their messages if their phone is connected to a computer.


For a healthcare professional or any other professional that needs to send confidential information via text, Privates! is the perfect app to use. Also, anyone who enjoys sending the more risqué photos and video may benefit from it as well.

Just keep in mind viewing your messages are not as easy as opening up iMessage – there’s a bit more to it. If you inadvertently send a message to the wrong person or if you decide after sending you have the option of recalling it – provided it hasn’t been read yet.

As a super private messaging app Privates! is incredible. The level of security is impressive, and a messaging app that is HIPAA-compliant takes it one step further.

Privates! for iOS is a definite must have for those looking for a secure way to send messages, images and videos.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:If I had a need for a very secure messaging app, yes.

Learning Curve:Medium.

Who Is It For:Anyone who does not want to leave a trail of messages, images, and videos sent to people.

What I Like:The security features are impressive.

What I Don't Like:Reading messages is awkward.

Final Statement:Privates! for iOS is an impressive and seemingly ahead of its time messaging app.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Are your privates safe?

Privates is a next-generation secure messaging app that protects your private messages end-to-end - even after they’ve been read! Industrial-strength encryption keeps hackers out, while patent-pending screenshot protection keeps recipients from making and sharing unauthorized copies. You can choose how quickly messages self-destruct, and send funny, natural reactions.

All messages are encrypted end-to-end. Only the recipient can read them.
Screenshot prevention mechanisms prevent recipients from forwarding, copying or saving your messages.
Customize self-destruct settings, and protect your message with Mild, Wild, or Insane security!

Recall any sent message with the touch of a button!

Send photo, video, or text messages
Send natural, organic reactions
Draw and write on photos to get your point across.
Quickly find contacts from your address book or Facebook

HIPAA-compliant - doctors and medical staff can securely exchange patient information.
Complies with ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct - Confidentiality of Information, Rule 1.6 (c)
Minimal user data is stored on our servers.
Our strict privacy policy prevents your data from being misused.

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