iOS self-destructing message app ‘Blink’ arrives to Android

by: Andrew GrushFebruary 18, 2014


There are plenty of apps and services out there that allow you to send self-destructing messages, with Snapchat being the most well-known example. Beyond that, we’ve also seen Privatext, Frankly, Secret and many others, including the very bizarre Amazing Cupid (which is half Snapchat, half Flappy Birds).

Adding to the list comes Blink, a self-destructing messaging app that first debuted on iOS last spring. Blink promises a self-destructing messaging solution that is not only highly secure thanks to built-in encryption, but also offers many different ways to communicate with your friends, family and co-workers. Beyond just normal text messages, Blink can also send self-destructing videos, sketches and voice messages.

So is Blink as good as (or better than) the competition? While the answer to that is probably a matter of personal tastes, it is worth noting that the iOS version has been downloaded over 100,000 times and reportedly 69% of users continue using the app after their first time with it.

To be honest, if you are already using another disappearing message app, there’s probably little reason to make the switch to Blink. That said, Snapchat has come under fire recently due to privacy/security issues, so if you’re looking for an alternative, this could potentially fit the bill.

For more details on Blink, or to download the free app, you’ll want to head over to Google Play.

  • mustbepbs

    Is this for sexting or something? Or for paranoid tin-foil-hatters?

    • Kassim

      Both, most likely

  • Sam Del Valle

    Don’t blink. Don’t even blink. Blink and you’re dead. They are fast. Faster than you can believe. Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t blink. Good Luck.

    • AllPurposeRadio

      Perhaps the time settings on the app should have an option for Wibbly Wobbly :-)

  • JSo

    Highly secure? So screen record apps and screenshots wont capture it? Being on Android, I’m sure it wont be long until someone finds a way to save this stuff just like they have with Snapchat. But not like I use this kind of stuff anyway.

  • MasterMuffin

    69% huehuehuehuehue

    time to go to sleep :D

  • AllPurposeRadio

    Syncs perfectly with your Ashley Madison account. They should’ve named the app Spitzer or Weiner :-P