Damien Wilde / Android Authority
Nothing is launching the beta of Nothing Chats, which guarantees to present the Cellphone 2 compatibility with iMessage.
Nothing Chats requires you to attach it together with your Apple ID.
Nothing claims its messaging app is personal and safe.
Nothing is on the brink of launch a brand new messaging app known as Nothing Chats. The software program guarantees to present the Cellphone 2 compatibility with iMessage, in addition to provide just a few iMessage options. Though it looks as if there may very well be safety considerations with how the app works, Nothing claims its app is personal and safe.
Earlier in the present day, Nothing introduced its Nothing Chats app, which can flip inexperienced textual content bubbles into blue ones. The app might be unique to the Nothing Cellphone 2 and can initially roll out as a beta. Along with providing iMessage options like learn receipts, voice notes, and full-resolution media sharing, it would additionally provide RCS.
Nothing’s app is just like Sunbird’s app, which additionally supplies iMessage compatibility for Android. The truth is, Nothing Chats is constructed on Sunbird’s structure, however is designed by Nothing.
In an article we revealed earlier in the present day, we shared considerations about potential safety points with how the app would work. Nothing has since clarified how the method is dealt with to maintain all the things personal and safe. A spokesperson states:
When you log in to the Chats app for the primary time utilizing both your current Apple ID or creating a brand new one, your credentials are tokenized in an encrypted database and turn out to be related to one among Sunbird’s North America or Europe-based Mac Minis (relying on the place you’re situated), creating an encrypted relay for iMessages despatched via the app. As soon as the relay is created, it’s locked and can’t be accessed by Sunbird or anybody else even when that they had entry to the bodily server itself. The one motion Sunbird can take with the relay is to delete it.
The spokesperson additional added that Sunbird is at the moment engaged on ISO27001 certification — an internationally acknowledged specification for an info safety administration system. Nothing reportedly partnered with Sunbird as a result of it delivers end-to-end encrypted messages with out ever storing them at any level. The London-based agency additionally says the one info Sunbird holds onto is the account e mail, however Sunbird deletes that info if a person is inactive for 2 weeks.
Whereas we nonetheless have our considerations, no less than Nothing has shed some gentle on how information might be dealt with for its new app. Nothing Chats might be out there on November 17 within the Google Play Retailer for the US, Canada, UK, EU, and different international locations in Europe, together with Norway and Switzerland.