Briar

Darknet Social Network

Briar is a messaging app designed for activists, journalists, and anyone else who needs a safe, easy and robust way to communicate. Unlike traditional messaging tools such as email, Twitter or Telegram, Briar doesn't rely on a central server - messages are synchronized directly between the users' devices. If the Internet's down, Briar can sync via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, keeping the information flowing in a crisis. If the Internet's up, Briar can sync via the Tor network, protecting users and their relationships from surveillance.

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Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.1.5 (10105) - Added on 2018-11-19

    This version requires Android 4.0.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 26 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
    • android.permission.BLUETOOTH
    • android.permission.BLUETOOTH_ADMIN
    • android.permission.CAMERA
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.USE_FINGERPRINT
    • android.permission.VIBRATE
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
  • Version 1.0.1 (10001) - Added on 2018-08-14

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 17 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
    • android.permission.BLUETOOTH
    • android.permission.BLUETOOTH_ADMIN
    • android.permission.CAMERA
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.READ_LOGS
    • android.permission.VIBRATE
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK