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Serverless, anonymous chat client BitTorrent Bleep now available for Android, Mac

Serverless, anonymous chat client BitTorrent Bleep now available for Android, Mac

In the first major update since its launch, Bleep is now publicly available for users to try it out.

New Delhi: BitTorrent is fast expanding its Bleep P2P messaging platform, that it first launched in July this year as an invite-only pre-alpha release for Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.

In the first major update since its launch, Bleep is now publicly available for users to try it out, BitTorrent also introduced Bleep apps for Android and Apple Mac.

As Bleep is still a work in progress there are a number of known issues and bugs that BitTorrent says it is working to fix. Android users may face battery and data usage issues and it is recommended that Bleep is set as 'WiFi Only' unless on an unlimited mobile data plan. Also desktop users of Bleep can move a username to Android but not vice versa.

Currently, you can make voice calls and send texts to contacts who are online only. Bleep still doesn't allow offline communication.

Along with the upgrade, Bleep has also got its official logo, which is inspired by a folded note. "You write a message, fold it up, and hand it to your friend. It is fast and efficient. There is no middleman. The image of a folded note is designed to be a symbol of speed, privacy, and peace-of-mind in the digital age," Jaehee Lee, senior product manager at BitTorrent, wrote on the official BitTorrent blog.

BitTorrent suggests that Bleep could emerge as preferred a tool for journalists communicating with sources without exposing their identity or their content, members of the diplomatic corps sharing private dispatches and also for personal and business communication.

Download and install Bleep: Android, Windows, Mac


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first published:September 18, 2014, 15:55 IST