Whether we like it or not, we’re living in a digital age. We can communicate with just about anyone instantly through our computers and mobile devices. Smartphone apps, social media sites, and text messages allow us to connect with others at our own convenience.
Unfortunately, all of this newfound technology comes with a downside: anything you do on the Internet or on your phone can be retraced without your consent. One of the most common forms of communication that come back to haunt people when they least expect it? Text messages.
The good news is that Mark Cuban has a solution; he recently invented a new messaging app called Cyber Dust, which allows users to send texts that disappear roughly 30 seconds after being read. These messages can’t be traced and aren’t stored in Cyber Dust’s servers, which ensures that your most important conversations remain private.
While users are able to screenshot conversations, “there is no proof of who said what” since no usernames are visible in the chat log. Additionally, if your conversation is screenshotted, you will receive a notification – so no surprises!
“I don’t want one of my texts taking on a life of its own and I find myself in a lawsuit because someone forwards or posts one of my texts,” Cuban explained in a recent interview. “I wanted to have a means of communication that is analogous to face to face—where you can speak openly and honestly. That is why we created Cyber Dust.”
Of course, the app has much more to it than just standard messaging. Blast messages are a great way for Cyber Dust users to share their location or a message with multiple people at the same time. Messages containing an address will provide a map so users can easily obtain directions to your location, which of course will not be stored once it disappears.
Cyber Dust also allows users to pin one sent message per chatroom to remind yourself what you were talking about. This message will remain at the top of the chat until you leave the conversation and come back – then it will automatically unpin itself and disappear after 30 seconds.
Last but not least, the app is free and always will be, so there’s no excuse for you not to be taking advantage of it.
Every spoken word isn’t recorded. Why should your texts be? Download Cyber Dust today.