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iOS self-destructing message app 'Blink' arrives to Android

Previously available only for iOS, Blink is a self-destructing text, video and voice messaging app -- similar to popular apps like Snapchat.
February 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.