Silent Text iOS app can auto-delete sent messages

Silent Circle announced features in the company’s updated Silent Text secure messaging app for iOS.

Customers can now:

  • Send private encrypted messages and use Silent Text’s innovative “Burn Notice” feature to auto-delete sent messages and attachments from senders’ and receivers’ devices for maximum security.
  • Attach, encrypt and send files, including business documents in Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iBooks, as well as Microsoft Office documents, movies, photos and other formats up to 65MB in size.
  • Leverage other new features allowing users to include map locations, photos, voice recordings or videos, extending Silent Text’s lead as the industry’s unparalleled secure messaging solution.

“Silent Circle pioneered an entirely new model of secure mobile messaging with Silent Text and now our app’s ability to encrypt and send large files gives our customers the benefits of secure information sharing and collaboration at the tap of a touchscreen,” said Silent Circle co-founder and CTO, Jon Callas.

Silent Text achieves its mobile communications security breakthroughs by combining powerful, seamless encryption with flexible attachment support for more than 25 file types to give users control over their private messages and data.

Using Silent Circle’s secure, global network, Silent Text routes messages and attachments between individuals’ devices using peer-to-peer encryption eliminating third-party key management and tampering risks. The app works anywhere users have access to EDGE, 3G or 4G cellular or Wi-Fi networks.

“Silent Text adds essential BYOD protection, particularly for senior executives and other enterprise and organizational leaders relying on their personal devices for confidential, time-sensitive communications,” added Silent Circle CEO and co-founder Mike Janke , a former U.S. Navy SEAL and member of the company’s all-star management team including former military special operations service members and cryptography experts behind PGP and Apple’s Whole Disk Encryption. “The ability to ‘go secure’ as needed with your existing device on any network holds priceless advantages for business negotiators, technicians servicing sensitive equipment in the field or government missions spanning global, untrusted networks.”

Silent Text’s new location feature gives users the option of sharing their current location in messages through an embedded map display. Users can also embed photos and videos taken with a new, in-app camera and secured in encrypted memory separate from routine media storage on iOS devices.

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