Skred is a very French UFO that wants to revolutionize the world of instant messaging by advocating total security and freedom!
Applications dedicated to exchanges by 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 make sure that the files you share with your contacts remain exclusive and that no one else has access to them? A concern for which a French response now exists.
If you didn’t know her, then 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.
Skred Messenger, the French alternative messaging app to WhatsApp?
Since the new update to the general conditions of use of the American WhatsApp app, which did not really leave users a choice, doubts have been expressed as to the real confidentiality of information shared on the network. Indeed, 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 the goal is, according to the group, totally commercial and left to the appreciation of users (who will see their app gradually stripped of its functionalities in the event of refusal), it must be recognized that the question 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 there is no need to have a phone number, email address and is perfectly 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 origin of this challenge, Pierre Bellanger, the very pragmatic CEO of Skyrock who imagined with his engineers, a totally French app which offers total control to users and perfect protection of their personal data.
End-to-end encryption for added security
Skred messaging offers end-to-end encryption, which means that only the two contacts who communicate have access to the content of their messages. In addition, the APK does not use any server and is therefore peer to peer, thus guaranteeing perfect security for the files which are in no way stored. An important criterion that ensures that the IP address, telephone number or any other information will not be communicated to social networks for marketing purposes. We expected no less from an app created by a radio station advocating freedom of expression for all.
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A completely free and anonymous mobile application
Validated by Anssi (the National Information Systems Security Agency), the instant messaging application Skred was developed in collaboration with Inria. It is free to download for Android and IOS and does not require a subscription, a telephone operator (therefore 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 perfectly confidential. A nickname and you’re done! It can be used on all networks, which guarantees you the speed and excellence of exchanges.
If you had any doubts about France’s ability to compete with the behemoths of Silicon Valley, the Skred app won all the votes. It has made it possible to thwart the stranglehold of the American intelligence services on Internet user data with a simple but effective application. A modern design in pink colours, a logo that suggests a lock or an eye (it depends!) and a super ergonomic interface. The cocktail is certainly that of success.
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Features of the Skred app
Skred messenger allows its users to be able to create as many accounts as they wish. It is therefore ideal for people who want to have independent identities for private life and for work. It makes it possible to exchange texts, but also videos, images, music, files and software.
Communication with the Sked app is done 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 to say that this is a perfect solution to the demanding expectations of mobile users looking for a service that can finally provide them with total confidentiality and open source.