A few months after their alpha release, this messaging service from BitTorrent is now ready to take on the world. Bleep is now publicly available on the Google Play Store and in other platforms. The newest version of the app also brings new features and additional improvements, trying to convince you to switch from your current messaging service to the supposedly more secure newest kid on the market.
First of all, you don't need to put your real name or full name on the profile. You can just choose an alias or a nickname, then get your Bleep Key and share it wherever you want (social media, forums, etc) and even if people add you, they'll still only get your nickname. But you also have the option of verifying your email address or contact number so that your friends who get Bleep will know you're available (on the messenger, maybe not in real life). One of the things that BitTorrent has been harping about Bleep is that the messages you exchange are not stored or even exchanged in a cloud. They have made it into a serverless peer to peer messaging so that your data and the things you've exchanged with your contacts will not be leaked someday.
Bleep also has an ephemeral option for when you want to send images or messages that are "sensitive" or really private. If you tap "Go To Whisper", the messages and images you sent will disappear 25 seconds after they've been viewed. And if someone wants to take a screenshot of this message, the nickname of the sender is blacked out. Or you can check out the name of the sender, but the entire conversation will be blurred.
You also get free Bleep to Bleep voice calls, which is pretty cool since it's only lately that some of the messaging apps have included that feature. If you'd like to give Blink a tr, you can get it from the Google Play Store for free.