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What is Seeld

In this day and age, encrypted messaging systems come cheap. However, the majority of those systems are products: they must make money. So while they provide you with end-to-end encryption for your messages, they do not always encrypt the rest of it: your contacts, your email or phone number, when you send messages… Then on most of these platforms, unknown persons can contact you, spam you or attempt one or the other phishing technique. Finally, you never know what their web or mobile client really does: is it sending data to Facebook/Meta without your knowledge, for instance? 

So what is Seeld then ?

Seeld is what a messaging system would look like if it dropped all the commercial motivations. It asks for the minimal information at registration. It end-to-end encrypts the exchanged messages, the person’s contacts and everything the servers don’t need. As a consequence, the servers that store this data become black boxes, even to administrators. By design, Seeld prevents unknown persons from sending unsolicited messages. The users don’t receive spam or fishing, unless they accepted to connect with someone they don’t know.

What is Seeld
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What problems does it solve

In short:

  • Anonymity: Seeld doesn’t ask or store any personal information. You create an account using a pseudonym, not your e-mail, not your mobile number.
  • Full privacy by design: from the beginning, we designed Seeld to apply end-to-end encryption to all your data, including your contacts and all your metadata.
  • Spam and fishing resistant by design: you can only exchange messages with persons you decide connect to. You cannot get unsolicited messages… unless you like to connect with spammers!
  • Portability: we store your encrypted data on our servers, so that you can connect from anywhere without needing to sync or backup your messages.
  • Independence: we are not a big tech company, and do not receive any money from anyone. We’re not forced to sell your data to make money. And even if we wanted to… we would be technically unable to!