Messaging apps allow users to stay connected with their friends and family with ease and convenience. However, privacy and security always have a risk of being compromised when you use these apps. uTox is a messaging app that offers more security to its users.
Thanks to it's portability and simple interface, uTox is a lightweight program that has doesn’t sacrifice security and speed for unnecessary embellishments. In fact, the interface is just a simple black and white chat group. Users can choose to create a chat group for text or voice.
The purpose of uTox is to provide users with a messaging app that does not rely on central servers for it's messaging service. Instead, the system is distributed peer-to-peer. In addition, the app is equipped with end-to-end encryption which is completely impossible to remove.
Users’ IP addresses are not available to people who have not been added as their friends. However, once they have been added, uTox does not hide the IP address as the uTox works as a peer-to-peer network. That said, for users who want extra security even with their friends, they can tunnel their connection using the software, Tor.
Simple, But Secure
Despite its simplicity uTox is a useful app for users who want extra privacy and security when communicating with their friends. Adding friends to uTox is the only complicated part of using the app, and even that isn’t that difficult. Even people with little technical knowledge will still be able to use the app. uTox will ensure that you don’t have any security leaks during communication.