Berty · Berty Technologies
We build tools to enhance communication freedom

** Now in Android and iOS app stores **

No Face, No Name, No Number, No SIM card, No Internet! Berty is a messenger that doesn’t require any of your personal data or network connection (using Bluetooth Low Energy BLE). All conversations are encrypted with end-to-end encryption, in a fully distributed network.

It is a peer-to-peer messenger with no servers, no cloud - your data is only stored on the device where Berty is installed and used. No one would be able to access the data or shut the app down, not even the developers.

Being P2P, it means the IP address needs to be available to route messaging, but their site explains a bit about how they’ve tried to mask this. Whilst Briar is an excellent alternative, it is still Android only. The closest alternative is maybe Jami, but it lacks a non-Internet Bluetooth alternative if I recall correctly. Interestingly, Berty also can use Airdrop (iOS to iOS) and Android’s Nearby as alternative protocols.

You can share your details and add contacts via a QR code, public key, or an invite link. It is currently available on both iOS and Android, with desktop clients to follow.


#technology #messenger #berty #P2P #IPFS #privacy
3urte bat

they do

join their discord, they have a beta-onboarding channel where you have to react to a message or smth in order to automatically be added to additional hidden channels that give all the appropriate links (including direct .apk download)

everything is explained in the beta-onboarding channel more concretely :)

you can also ask them there about their plans for f-droid 🤷‍♀️
4urte bat

A privacy focused messenger that gathers on Discord? 😬
1urte bat

It shows no concern for how easily our network graph is used to control us, we should be able to lift and shift our messaging abilities anywhere after 100 years of consumers wanting that exact feature.
0urte bat

discord is popular and convenient, and provides a lot of capabilities that other messengers don’t 🤷‍♀️
urte bat

You could say the same thing about all proprietary services that the privacy community is against though. Telegram is more popular and convenient than Berty, for example.

It just feels like a weird choice to go with Discord for this.
1urte bat

eh, idk, you’re prolly right, but i’d much prefer for projects like berty to be organized on discord rather than nowhere at all 🤷‍♀️

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