From password protected messages to self-destruct messages, n-gage unveils new features to keep security issues at bay

By November 10th, 2015 AT 7:48 PM

Lifestyle chat-app n-gage has introduced 10 new security features that enable users to keep their secret friends, chats with them, and groups hidden within a password protected area.

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Its additional features such as ‘Safe’ allows users to send password protected messages, while ‘Blink’ brings peace of mind to the user, knowing that their messages will self destruct at the receiver’s end after a specific time.

With ‘Scramble’, users can control the way their messages are received at the receiver’s end by sending chats and images in an illegible or pixilated state, which can be uncovered in just three taps. Once read, these messages return their scrambled state.

n-gage also introduced ‘Extract’, the one of its kind feature, for users who later regret sending certain messages or having conversations. Extract pulls back a message or an entire conversation from the receiver’s phone without leaving a trace.

Users can also move multimedia files stored on their SD cards and phone memory into the n-gage ‘Private Gallery’feature. It also said that whilst majority of the apps provide the ability to disable the “Last seen” status, ‘Stealth Mode’ takes it to the next level by providing users with the option to appear invisible to certain n-gage contacts.

Further features such as ‘Disable Screenshot’ and ‘Disable Copy/ Forward’ have been introduced to ensure users can protect their messages from being used by others. The app is available for use on Android, iOS, PC and tablet.

“When we talk about smartphones and the online world, privacy is the first thing that comes into everyone’s mind. Instant messaging apps are the biggest threat to a user’s privacy. As a result, we at n-gage have developed certain features, which allow users to control who reads their messages both from their and the receiver’s end. The app has been developed after an in-depth study to provide privacy features that compliment the need of a user” says Ajit Patel, CEO and Founder of n-gage.

Having over six years of experience in business journalism, Krishna has a knack for writing on telecom and IT. She believes that tryst with technology is the best thing that has ever happened to the mankind. Krishna is a telecom analyst with CMR

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Everything in the app is chargeable at Rs.120 for feature.

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