MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AnchorFree, the creator of the popular secure browsing application Hotspot Shield, today announced the launch of Kaboom, a free iOS and Android application that allows users to send self-destructing pictures and messages to any recipient on any social network.
With Kaboom, users can post self-destructing pictures and messages on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, or share them via SMS, WhatsApp, or email. Simply create the message in Kaboom and then share it via a secure link on the platform of your choice.
Users have full control over the information they share by choosing the amount of time or the number of views messages can be viewed before expiring. All expired messages and images are immediately deleted from Kaboom servers.
For example, Kaboom users will have the ability to make their pictures disappear from Facebook. Friends will no longer need to ask you to remove a picture they don’t like; all pictures posted with Kaboom will simply self-destruct on Facebook after a period of time or a number of views as determined by the user.
Users that share through text messages and the WhatsApp messaging platform will also be able to add self-destruction capabilities to any message or image they share.
Recipients do not need to have Kaboom installed on their device to view messages and images sent by the application as they are delivered via a secure HTTPS web link that can be viewed in the browser for users that don’t have the Kaboom app.
“Kaboom is meant for anyone who wants to have full control over the pictures and information they share with friends through text messages or social networks,” said David Gorodyansky, AnchorFree CEO and founder. “Kaboom enables users to make that information disappear whenever they want, allowing them to be more open and easy going when sharing online.”
Gorodyansky added, “Kaboom is a natural extension of AnchorFree’s mission. While our popular Hotspot Shield app enables users to consume content securely and privately, Kaboom enables users to create and share content ephemerally and privately. We want to add privacy controls to every social network you use.”
AnchorFree believes in placing consumers in control of their personal information online. The company's mission is to enable secure access to the world's information for an addressable market of 5 billion people who access the Web through computers or mobile devices. AnchorFree does this through Hotspot Shield, the world's most popular app for safe browsing. Hotspot Shield secures all Internet communications, protects the user's identity online, and provides universal access to all Internet content. Hotspot Shield is available for Apple iOS, Android platform, PC, and Mac platforms at www.AnchorFree.com and www.HotspotShield.com and has been downloaded by more than 350 million users.
AnchorFree is a privately held, venture-backed company based in Menlo Park, California.