What if you could see if your Instagrams made people happy, surprised or disgusted? That's just one of the innovative features of new photo-sharing social network Polygram. Using facial detection, Pol
Disappearing messages don't impress security professionals, given how flimsy a privacy protection they offer, but despite an inherently fickle form the feature keeps recurring on comms platforms.
Messaging app Signal is proud to be end-to-end encrypted, and privacy is their watchword — but its new ephemeral messages aren't being billed as tools to that end, and nor should they be.
Snapchat may have first made its name in the crowded world of mobile apps with an ephemeral messaging service, but the startup and its wildly popular app are not disappearing anywhere soon. TechC
Facebook Messenger is testing out self-destructing messages. Currently available for some users in France, the feature allows people to send messages that vanish in an hour. BuzzFeed first reported th
If you are following the battle of the short messaging systems, you might think it is a one-dimensional contest between the systems that maintain your chat history for all time – like Twitter and Fa
A company called ArmorText, which is developing a secure messaging client for the enterprise designed to meet the needs of those in regulated markets, has just raised nearly $2 million in outside fu
The rumors are flying around vanishing messaging app Snapchat, both on and off Secret. These rumors hold that Microsoft and Snapchat are in acquisition talks, though we can't really grok why they woul
Pluto Mail describes itself as "the Snapchat of email," but the handy site does more than just make your messages disappear. It also lets you edit your emails before they are opened, see if they have
There was just one problem with Confide -- for the last several months since launch, the app was only available on iPhone. Which means that if you wanted to have your conversations disappear with some
<a target="_blank" href="https://www.mywickr.com">Wickr</a>, one of the wave of messaging apps built on the idea of private, encrypted and self-destructing data, has vowed never to make money off its
Here comes another app which hopes to make messaging safe and secure, called Glimpse. The app, which enables users to quickly, easily, and securely share photo and video messages with each other, seek
Spurred on by the intense popularity of Snapchat, it seems like everyone's making an app with self-destructing messages these days. Or if you're not making a standalone messaging app, you're adding me
The idea behind Leo is to provide an ultra-lightweight platform for one-on-one and group conversations. The fact that its message disappear will cause some to draw comparisons between it and all the o
Blink and you'll miss it. That's the point of ephemeral messaging. But regardless of its brevity digital stuff that self-destructs is gaining in popularity. Witness the rise of Snapchat. Well, here's
<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Antone Johnson is a startup lawyer specializing in early-stage consumer Internet and location-based businesses.</em> Facebook has been accused of creating a slavish