What's new in Briar

* Update translations
* Update list of Tor bridges

About Briar

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.

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1.4.5 APK
10405
February 27, 2022
universal
Android 4.1+
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Briar 1.5.9
February 16, 2024

Version:1.5.9

Uploaded:February 16, 2024 at 4:34PM UTC

File size:47.74 MB

Downloads:35

Briar 1.5.8
October 23, 2023

Version:1.5.8

Uploaded:October 23, 2023 at 3:05PM UTC

File size:47.63 MB

Downloads:44

Briar 1.5.7
September 27, 2023

Version:1.5.7

Uploaded:September 27, 2023 at 4:35PM UTC

File size:47.59 MB

Downloads:48

Briar 1.5.6
August 28, 2023

Version:1.5.6

Uploaded:August 28, 2023 at 11:54AM UTC

File size:47.59 MB

Downloads:38

Briar 1.5.4
June 8, 2023

Version:1.5.4

Uploaded:June 8, 2023 at 12:18PM UTC

File size:49.04 MB

Downloads:61

Briar 1.5.3
May 24, 2023

Version:1.5.3

Uploaded:May 24, 2023 at 1:34PM UTC

File size:49.04 MB

Downloads:35

Briar 1.5.1
May 15, 2023

Version:1.5.1

Uploaded:May 15, 2023 at 5:35PM UTC

File size:48.55 MB

Downloads:50

Briar 1.4.23
March 9, 2023

Version:1.4.23

Uploaded:March 9, 2023 at 10:42AM UTC

File size:48.46 MB

Downloads:48

Briar 1.4.22
February 23, 2023

Version:1.4.22

Uploaded:February 23, 2023 at 11:49AM UTC

File size:48.32 MB

Downloads:21

Briar 1.4.20
January 30, 2023

Version:1.4.20

Uploaded:January 30, 2023 at 1:24PM UTC

File size:48.31 MB

Downloads:30

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