April 26, 2017
from Medium Website
Most people want an easy way to find and connect with others on 'WIRE'
to start chatting, talking and sharing. When signing up we try to
connect them with friends that are already using the app.
Some, however, prefer a bit more privacy.
They want to protect their identity and only connect to very few
The typical use case is,
up accounts for their kids
wanting to protect their sources
surveillance - LGBT
communities in some countries, for example
'Wire' does not require a
phone number to register, and secondly people don't have to share
their phone contacts with the WIRE app.
Here's how to get set up for maximum privacy:
Create a new
Protonmail is great for
Use this email to
register a 'WIRE' account at
app.wire.com (on a
computer) OR on a tablet where no phone number is required
to sign up.
on your phone/tablet/Laptop/PC and sign in with the account
you just created.
Don't give 'WIRE'
access to the contacts on your device(s).
Choose a display
name that won't give away your identity.
Choose a random
@username - this handle is what you share with others so
they can connect with you.
Follow these steps and
none of your phone contacts will receive notifications that you're
using WIRE. The only way to connect with you is if you share your
For more info on how 'WIRE' protects your privacy read our
published a very detailed