How to use Threema for PC – Windows 10, Mac
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Download the Threema app on PC. It is open-source software that allows you to make end-to-end encrypted voice and video calls and offers every feature one would expect. Now you can download and use this android app on your PC as well.
What is the Threema PC app
Threema for PC is an end-to-end (E2E) encrypted mobile messaging app. Unlike so many other secure apps, this one doesn’t require you to enter an email address or phone number to create an account. This allows you to use the service with a very high level of anonymity.
What can you do with this anonymous service? Text and voice messages? Of course. Voice and video calls? No problem. File transfers? Yeah, those too. And all of this is done end-to-end encrypted for excellent security.
Additionally, Threema for Windows goes beyond many other services in minimizing your footprint on the servers that route traffic. They do this by storing contacts and messages on each user’s device, instead of on the server. Likewise, your public keys reside on devices instead of the central servers. Even if someone were to somehow get access to all the data on the servers, there would be little of use to them.
The app uses a user ID, created after the initial app launch by a random generator, instead of requiring a linked email address or phone number to send messages. It is possible to find other users by phone number or e-mail address if the user allows the app to synchronize their address book.
Linking a phone number or e-mail address to a Threema ID is optional. The QR code contains the public key of the user, which is cryptographically tied to the ID and will not change during the lifetime of the identity. Using this feature, the users can make sure they have the correct public key from their chat partners, which provides additional security against a Man-in-the-middle attack.
The app has three levels of verification (trust levels of the contact’s identity). The verification level of each contact is displayed in the Threema application as dots next to the corresponding contact.
Users can make voice calls and send text messages, multimedia, locations, voice messages and files of any type (up to 50 MB per file). It is also possible to create polls in personal or group chats.
With Threema Web, a client for web browsers, it can be used from other devices like desktop computers. Threema app for PC launched support for end-to-end encrypted video calls on August 10, 2020. The calls are person-to-person with group calls unavailable
Without strong encryption of your messages, a messaging app cannot protect your privacy. Threema has that angle covered.
But private information can exist outside the messages themselves. The platform protects your privacy here too. You can use the service without providing any personal information whatsoever. The randomly-generated Threema ID can be your only ID in the system, giving you full anonymity.
While it is impossible to guarantee anything is 100% secure and will remain so forever, as far as we can ascertain, Threema really is secure. They apply strong, end-to-end (E2E) encryption to everything.
How to Install Threema app on Windows 10 and Mac
- You will need an Android emulator on your PC, I will recommend the BlueStacks or NoxPlayer
- Run the .exe file on your PC, complete the installation process by following the instructions.
- Open the emulator and look for the PlayStore app
- You will be required to give your Google ID
- Search for the Threema app, click on the install button( The app is not free to download you will have to pay to start the download process)
- Now the app is downloaded on the PC and you can use it.
You can use the app on your smartphone as well, follow this LINK to download the app.