The Importance of Privacy Protection In Messaging

Privacy is an informational boundary that helps us have autonomy and individuality.

In other words, when we have privacy, we are free to be ourselves.

Have you ever had your privacy breached? It doesn’t feel good. A breach of your privacy affects your “willingness to be vulnerable” and even a perceived breach of privacy can forever alter your attitudes towards digital communication. Evidence suggest that “‘data breach fatigue’ does exist, and the fallout is harmful to both consumers and the breached organisations.”

Communication inside private chat apps or messaging apps has become the fastest growing area of social connection, which makes it all the more important that those communications remain private to avoid the emotional downside of a digital breach.

There are many reasons why privacy in chat settings is vital. For one thing, if you don’t have privacy, you will be more guarded in your speech. You have more freedom to express yourself if you feel like you can control who is reading your messages.

It makes sense: if you believe or fear that someone (including a government or corporation or hacker) can access your messages, you will be less likely to be open with your content.

And connections between people are important. Studies show that human connection is even more important than nutrition for health, and the lack of connection between people is associated with higher health risks.

So how do you ensure your social connection via messaging is private?

There are several things you should look for in private messaging:

  • Does the app offer encryption? Encrypted or “secure” messaging generally means end-to-end encryption for user-to-user text messaging. Essentially, encrypted messaging prevents anyone from eavesdropping on your text conversations.
  • Does the app store your data on their servers? If so, for how long? Private data that is stored can be hacked.
  • Has the app been hacked or breached before? There are apps specifically designed to spy on WhatsApp messages. Even Facebook messenger is vulnerable.
  • Does the app sell or share your information with advertisers?

Given that privacy is key, especially in today’s world with more and more messaging apps vulnerable to spying, it is important to choose a messaging app that puts your privacy first.

Zin came into being because of privacy concerns for the casual dating community. Privacy protection is the cornerstone of our mission. To protect the data of our users, we bring high security app functions to private chat. Zin offers:

-encryption

-no data storing

-no drawing from social media

-timed destruction of private photos

-screenshot protection

Zin boasts best-in-class privacy features to keep your personal profile and your messages safe and secure for free. We take your privacy seriously. We use end-to-end encryption, and, unlike other apps, we never store messages on our servers once they are delivered to your device. Our chat protections include the option of hiding a phone number and protecting your sensitive media. When you download the app you will not be asked to link up to social media accounts, further protecting your anonymity.

In addition, Zin offers screenshot protection and self-destructing photos. For example, if a user wants to send a sensitive photo, they can turn on the self-destruct feature, which will allow the recipient to view the photo and then it will erase itself. Zin also blocks a recipient from taking screenshots with their phone. When you preview a photo to send, you can restrict the recipient from taking on-device screenshots.

Zin also provides an unsend feature. The app allows you to delete messages you already sent. When “Unsend” is tapped, the message is deleted from the chat dialogue for both sender and recipient.

Protecting the trust and privacy of our users is what Zin is founded on and committed to accomplishing. Download the app now and start your secret, private chatting for free!