Tungsten is the secure messenger you have been waiting for:

• End-to-end encryption. All messages are fully encrypted. Our servers never have access to the contents of your conversations.
• Tor-based messaging. Tungsten enables truly anonymous messaging using Tor.
• Multiple profiles. Manage multiple profiles within the same app. Profiles are fully isolated from each other.
• Tungsten Sync. Securely migrate your profiles to a new or additional device without exposing any data to the cloud using Apple’s Multipeer Connectivity Framework.
• Anonymous profiles. Create burner accounts for doing stuff online that are not linked to your phone number or email.
• Hide PIN. Unlock your phone with a special PIN and make your anonymous profiles temporary disappear. Useful when you are forced to hand over your phone!
• And all the features that you would expect from a secure messenger, like device management, the ability to verify contacts, a secure iOS Share Extension and more.

Coming soon:
• Multiple platforms. Your messages are securely synced across all your devices so you never miss out on a conversation.
• Editing of messages.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter (@tungsten_labs) to receive news & product updates.

What's New

Version 1.1.0

New in this version
* Video previews are visible in conversations
* Improved look and feel for typing indicator
* Easily hide keyboard when tapping on a conversation
* Now converting all text-based emoji :) :D to real ones
* Emoji-only messages are automatically displayed in large format
* Scanning a QR code now sends a Contact Request instead of immediately accepting & paring 2 profiles

Improvements and Bugfixes
* Now listing user devices according to last activity
* Now listing contact devices according to creation date
* Fixed group avatar size and layout
* Improved accuracy of user status (online/offline)
* Improved handling when opening app from notifications
* Fixed issue with displaying wrong date when muting notifications for 24 hours
* Improved visuals when uploading and downloading attachments

Ratings and Reviews

Nice Start not ready yet


Improves on signal weakpoints that is requires no phone number, isolated identities and routes through TOR. The TOR option is what really sets it apart. However, its not ready for prime consumption:

1. Needs credible independent and comprehensive audit
2. Measaging interface is buggy.
3. Lacks transparency:
- how is data secured and stored at rest? does tungsten provide additional app level encryption? how? does it use elevated ios data protection class?
- self cleansing/deleting messaging feature is not available
- does the app have any embedded analytics. how loud is the app over networks is it pinging tungsten servers even when you dont use non-tor accounts? that would be a major breach of security esp such small user base should have option disable all non-tor traffic app-wide
- how it implements tor and does it use stream isolation between different accounts
- how the app in greater detail handles tor account notifications. notifications not so reliable on tor accounts.

anyway i hope this project continues and has great success. will update review as project evolves.


Tungsten Labs UG (haftungsbeschraenkt)
102.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Tungsten Labs UG (haftungsbeschränkt)


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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