Briar is a messaging app that was developed specifically for journalists, activists, and anybody else who requires a secure, simple, and reliable method of communication. Briar is not like other messaging apps since it does not rely on a centralized server to store messages; instead, messages are synchronized directly between the smartphones of its users. In the event that the internet is unavailable, Briar may sync with other devices using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, allowing the flow of information to continue even during an emergency. Briar is able to sync via the Tor network, which shields its users and the relationships they maintain from being monitored by third parties when the internet is operational.
The application enables users to communicate with one another through private messaging, groups, forums, and blogs. The application itself has support for the Tor network. Unless you choose to share what you’ve done in Briar with other users, everything you do in the app is solely saved on the device you’re using.
There are no adverts, and your activity cannot be tracked in any way. The application’s source code is totally open for anybody to inspect, and it has already been inspected by a professional organization. Because it is feasible to reproduce any release of Briar, it is possible to check that the disclosed source code precisely matches the program that has been published on this site. The development is carried out by a small team that is not for profit.