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 apps, 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.

The app features private messages, groups and forums as well as blogs. Support for Tor network is built into the app. Everything you do in Briar is only stored on your device unless you decide to share it with other users.

There are no advertisements and no tracking. The source code of the app is completely open for anyone to inspect and has already been professionally audited. All releases of Briar are reproducible, making it possible to verify that the published source code matches exactly the app published here. Development is done by a small non-profit team.

From version Briar 1.4.8:

* Update list of Tor bridges
* Update emoji
* Show orange connection status when connection to Tor network is lost
* Crash if the Tor process crashes, to help find the cause
* Fix a crash when attaching images or choosing a profile picture

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Briar 1.4.8
June 13, 2022

Version:1.4.8

Uploaded:June 13, 2022 at 4:07PM UTC

File size:30.95 MB

Downloads:19

Briar 1.4.7
May 12, 2022

Version:1.4.7

Uploaded:May 12, 2022 at 11:44AM UTC

File size:30.6 MB

Downloads:26

Briar 1.4.6
April 13, 2022

Version:1.4.6

Uploaded:April 13, 2022 at 12:53PM UTC

File size:30.58 MB

Downloads:48

Briar 1.4.5
February 27, 2022

Version:1.4.5

Uploaded:February 27, 2022 at 1:43PM UTC

File size:30.21 MB

Downloads:128

Briar 1.4.4
February 9, 2022

Version:1.4.4

Uploaded:February 9, 2022 at 11:58AM UTC

File size:30.11 MB

Downloads:125

Briar 1.4.3
December 20, 2021

Version:1.4.3

Uploaded:December 20, 2021 at 6:33PM UTC

File size:30.3 MB

Downloads:58

Briar 1.4.1
November 15, 2021

Version:1.4.1

Uploaded:November 15, 2021 at 1:21PM UTC

File size:30.38 MB

Downloads:50

Briar 1.3.8
September 24, 2021

Version:1.3.8

Uploaded:September 24, 2021 at 12:56PM UTC

File size:30.34 MB

Downloads:74

Briar 1.3.6
July 30, 2021

Version:1.3.6

Uploaded:July 30, 2021 at 5:00PM UTC

File size:30.15 MB

Downloads:64

Briar 1.3.5
June 30, 2021

Version:1.3.5

Uploaded:June 30, 2021 at 5:45PM UTC

File size:30.06 MB

Downloads:40