In this article, we will get to know about the Speek App, which is an end-to-end encrypted, decentralized, and open-source chat app that uses Tor services. The Speek messenger is the first decentralized, censorship-resistant, and anonymous messenger worldwide by design.
‘Speek!’ A P2P Instant Messaging App for Linux/Android/Windows/Mac
How it Works?
All messages are end-to-end encrypted. The Speek client is creating a Tor hidden service on the client PC. The message is then routed via the Tor onion network to the receiver. This makes it possible that the IP addresses are never public, and the users can stay anonymous. The users are identified with public keys. Each user can share their public key with others to add them to the contacts list.
Comparison with Other Messaging Apps
Compared to popular messaging applications like Telegram, WhatsApp, and Signal, Speek is the most secure way to converse. Speek is serverless, stores no metadata, requires no ID or phone number, and all the messages are encrypted and routed via the Tor network.
|Stores No Metadata||X||X||X||✓|
|Phone Number not Required||X||X||X||✓|
|surveillance NOT Possible||X||X||X||✓|
Features of Speek App
Decentralized – No middlemen. Speek is completely decentralized.
Security – Messages are encrypted out of the box.
File sharing – Share files anonymously and secure.
No metadata – No metadata is stored.
No phone number – No phone number is needed to use Speek.
Anonymous – Your IP address is not shared with anybody.
Censorship-resistant by design – Speek makes it impossible to be censored. There is no middleman involved. All the messages are directly sent person to person.
Surveillance is impossible by design – Nobody is able to intercept your messages. The messages are only temporarily stored on your device. When you close the Speek app, all your messages are deleted. It is like talking in real life. Nothing is saved.
No sign-ups: You are not required to share personal information to start using the service. You need a public key to identify/add users.
You can download the Speek App from their official website Speek.network