Threema is a service for personal short messages. From the competition as WhatsApp (see WhatsApp for iPhone and WhatsApp for Android) and Facebook (see Facebook Messenger for iPhone and Facebook Messenger for Android) is threema want to differentiate with a focus on safety. The main argument here is the encryption of all chats. The interest in this country is undiminished: Already more than a year threema can occupy one of the top positions in the download charts.
Threema for iPhone, iPad & Android: Overview
Threema is an app for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows smartphones. At first glance threema is very well known. The surface have inspired the developers to WhatsApp, Facebook and other chat services. In addition to personal messages we can send photos of our contacts, as well as inform their own location on a map.
In our test in July 2013 we came to the conclusion that threema is a beautiful, simple and secure Messenger. A big test of messenger apps 2014 confirmed the impression.
Selected functions of the recent updates:
- selective Blocking contacts (To be set in the contact details),
- a search bar In the contact list,
- send audio messages (Android a plugin is required for this)
- Multiple selection for the Delivery of up to 5 frames / Videos,
- Images from other apps can now be opened in threema,
- Connections remain active for 30 seconds in the background,
- Chat histories are attached as verschlässeltes ZIP at the e-mail export,
- Copy links from messages (Link this long tap).
- Contacts that were longer than three months inactive, can be hidden.
- Displaying text messages as QR code through the sharing menu.
- Touch ID instead of your password on the iPhone usable.
Threema 2.3: The Messenger comes to the iPad
Until now threema for iOS only available on the iPhone. Since yesterday's update (04/29/2015) we can use the messenger to the iPad. The large chat window is especially useful when talking to sent pictures, in addition, we can tap the lyrics on the larger keyboard. Even with the relatively new survey function (video below) from January, the larger screen is very useful.
As more new features of version 2.3, the developer calls:
- Improved Administrators (the administrator can remove members of a group)
- Better support for accessibility (voiceover).
Main reason for the change to this application instead of alternatives such as Line, Telegram or Viber is for many the issue of security:
Safety of threema
With several safety aspects threema Messenger users want to convince. One of the main arguments is the End-to-end encryptionAll messages are encrypted on the device of the sender, and only the recipient can decrypt the messages smartphone again. In threema even the server operator have no way to read along the news, so the developers. is used an asymmetric ECC-based encryption with a thickness of 255 bits.
The contacts can be synchronized with the address book of the iPhone and Android, but need not. A 3-step display clears the trust status a contact in threema. Three green dots be achieved by scanning a QR code - has thus already made contact personally. Two orange points of contact in their address book is stored, a red dot declared an unsafe state.
Threema is a European product Developer Kasper Systems GmbH. Companies and servers are in Switzerland.
Praise there is for this purpose by the Stiftung Warentest, she forgave threema in data protection test the seal "critical". All other messenger apps were rated worse.
Threema Download and prices (iPhone, iPad, Android)
Quality, there is rarely free. Threema costs 1.99 euros, both for Android, and iPhone & iPad - unique. By comparison, WhatsApp will cost 89 cents per year.
Download threema for iPhone & iPad the App Store:downloadQR codethreemaDeveloper: threema GmbH *Price: 3.49 €
Download threema for Android the Play Store:downloadQR codethreemaDeveloper: threema GmbHPrice: 2,99 €
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