Skred is a very French UFO that wants to revolutionize the world of instant messaging by advocating total security and freedom!
Applications dedicated to the exchange of messages have clearly become part of our daily lives, to such an extent that they almost replace the legendary SMS. The only problem, and not the least, is security. How can you ensure that the files you share with your contacts remain private and that no one else has access to them? A concern to which there is now a French answer.
If you didn’t know her, remember this name: Skred! This is the instant messaging application launched since 2017 by the Skyrock group. Revolutionary and now used by more than 9 million people, the app is establishing itself as a French alternative to WhatsApp.
Did Messenger, the French alternative messaging app to WhatsApp, slip?
Since the new update of the general conditions of use of the US WhatsApp app, which did not really give users a choice, doubts have been expressed about the real privacy of information shared on the network. Since May 15, users of the messaging application have been forced to accept the new T&Cs at the risk of ending up with an almost unusable account.
If the updates had not previously caused a stir, the latter revealed that WhatsApp had been sharing data with Facebook, its parent company, since 2016. If, according to the group, the goal is totally commercial and left to the discretion of users (who wants to see their app gradually stripped of its functionalities in case of refusal ), it must be recognized that the issue of confidentiality remains unresolved.
Skred has thus won the battle for freedom by offering an application that is unequivocal about the importance of digital secure messaging. It highlights the fact that it is not necessary to have a phone number, an email address and it is completely untraceable.
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Why choose Skred as an instant messaging application?
Since its launch in 2017, Skred has managed to attract more and more users due to its respect for privacy and secure messaging. At the beginning of this challenge, Pierre Bellanger, the very pragmatic CEO of Skyrock, who, together with his engineers, imagined an entirely French app, which offers total control to users and perfect protection of their personal data.
End-to-end encryption for increased security
Skred messaging offers end-to-end encryption, meaning that only the two contacts communicating have access to the content of their messages. In addition, the APK uses no server and is therefore peer to peer, which guarantees perfect security for the files, which are not stored in any way. An important criterion that ensures that the IP address, phone number or other information will not be communicated to social networks for marketing purposes. We expected no less from an app created by a radio station that advocates freedom of speech for all.
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A completely free and anonymous mobile application
The instant messaging application Skred, which is validated by Anssi (National Information Systems Security Agency), was developed in collaboration with Inria. It’s free to download for Android and IOS and doesn’t require a subscription, a phone carrier (so no SIM or number) or email to be functional. No password or username to connect, everything is done in the simplest way possible while being completely confidential. A nickname and you’re done! It can be used on all networks, guaranteeing you the speed and excellence of exchanges.
If you doubted France’s ability to compete with the giants of Silicon Valley, the Skred app won all the votes. It has made it possible to thwart the US intelligence agencies’ stranglehold on internet user data with a simple but effective application. A modern design in pink colors, a logo that suggests a lock or an eye (it depends!) and a super ergonomic user interface. The cocktail is definitely that of success.
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Functions of the Skred app
Skred messenger allows its users to create as many accounts as they want. It is therefore ideal for people who want to have independent identities for private life and work. It makes it possible to exchange texts, but also videos, images, music, files and software.
Communication with the Sked app takes place by written message, by audio call, but also by video. Even more interesting, messages deleted in a conversation will also be deleted from the recipient. Suffice it to say that this is a perfect solution to the demanding expectations of mobile users who are looking for a service that can finally give them total privacy and open source.