After the news that government is snooping on the user’s messages ,calls, etc, this was created by few developers who wanted to create a messaging client that would keep the user’s messages private. This client is written in python. It is a P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It is decentralized and trustless, meaning that you need-not inherently trust any entities like root certificate authorities. It uses strong authentication which means that the sender of a message cannot be spoofed, and it aims to hide “non-content” data, like the sender and receiver of messages, from passive eavesdroppers like those running warrantless wiretapping programs.
It helps t keep your identity a secret. That is it will generate a unique key for a particular user and you can share that with others, so only you can know who that person is when he/she shares their key with you. It can be used for good or bad purposes but, the developers believe that when privacy is not given to us then we have to take such measures to maintain it ourself.
You can use this to send, receive messages without having to fear the loss of your privacy. It also has measures to help you block spams if your key is got by some unwanted people. It also allows you to have multiple identities and helps you create an addressbook (which only you can see), so that you can easily know to whom you are sending / receiving the message from.
the best part about it is that it is completely open source, so for those who wish to tinker around with it or want to have a look at the code can download from github here.
if you want the detailed documentation as to what it is, how it works you can read the developers whitepaper here.
click here to download for Linux.
click here to download for Windows.
click here to download for Mac
once the client is downloaded and installed first you have to click on the “your identity” tab and generate a unique key for yourself or you can give a key explicitly. Once that is done , save it and then you can share tht key with anyone you wish to. Then you can message them using the various tabs in the BitMessage window.
you can also discretely use your email to use the services of bitmessage free of cost without using any software. Check out the link here . all the instruction for using this client online is in that link.
Share your thought, your key(if you would like to) , and what you think about such software. in the comments below.