Owned By: CoverMe, Inc.
Category: Social Networking
Operating System: IOS, Android
Available for download: Yes
Desktop version: No
Approximate release date: 2013
Age Rating*: Rated 4+
Brief Description*: Private texts & calls without records on the phone bill! Add a burner phone number to safeguard your primary number. Send self-destructing messages. Hide secret text messages and private files from prying eyes.
*Information from the App Store
Users have the ability to hide private photos and videos in a private vault.Access to camera (device camera)
All calls and text messages are highly protected.Encrypted messaging
Users can select if they want their message to delete after 5 minutes or once on read.Disappearing Messages
When users shake their device, it will hide messages with the lock and login screen.Hide Messages
Users can connect with other users individually or in groups.Connect with strangers (ability to)
Similar to other social networking apps, cyberbullying is plausible.Cyberbullying opportunities
CoverMe is not for businesses.Business accounts
Users can send inappropriate images or videos. They can also store it in a private vault.Ability to send inappropriate images
Confide does collect data, such as usage content, usage data, identifiers, and diagnostics, but it is not linked to your identity.Collects user’s information
Reviewed By: Ryan
CoverMe is reportedly one of the top five private messaging and calling apps. This app boasts private texting, private calling, private messaging, a private second phone line, a private vault, and a disguise-the-app-icon feature to look like something else. You may want to learn how to find hidden apps on an iPhone or Android just to make sure your kids aren’t using CoverMe. Be aware that there are other apps like CoverMe as well. I wouldn’t recommend this app for anyone under 18 years old. This app is an easy way for youth to hide their activities from parents/caregivers.
My #1 recommendation is to not allow youth to use this app.