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Reseller program for Threema Work

Mobile messaging is becoming increasingly important in today’s business communication. Frequently, however, chat apps are used which employees already use for personal communication. Many of these apps don’t meet legal privacy requirements and aren’t suitable for business purposes due to insufficient security.

Companies which are aware of the delicacy of this situation have switched to Threema Work, the secure and privacy-compliant messaging solution for businesses. All kinds of companies use Threema Work – well-known corporations, numerous small and medium-sized enterprises, and NGOs.

To promote the rapid spread of Threema Work, we are introducing a reseller program. Qualified IT service providers can now offer Threema Work directly to their customers and benefit from favorable resale and referral conditions.

Apply here to become a Threema partner.

New quote feature in Threema for Android

Threema 2.92 for Android provides a handy quote feature which allows to unambiguously reference previous text messages. This can be particularly useful in lively group discussions.

To quote a text message, tap and hold it until the context menu appears in the title bar. There, tap the quotation mark icon, and the quoted message will appear above the text input field. You can then compose and send your message like you usually would. In the chat, the quoted message is indented and prepended to your new message (as well as marked with the color corresponding to its author) so that it’s evident what you are referring to.

We have also streamlined the menus and revised the navigation. New chats, group conversations, and distribution lists can now be created via the Floating Action Button (and no longer via the toolbar). And for better usability, we have reorganized and consolidated the items in the side drawer.

On top of that, this update includes numerous other improvements and optimizations along with some bug fixes. For more details, please consult the change log.

New T-shirt collection #RegainPrivacyNow

A new T-shirt collection has arrived in Threema’s Fan Shop. On the front of the two new T-shirts (available in both ladies’ and men’s style), the #RegainPrivacyNow hashtag is printed in different typographic variants. Now you can demonstrate in a fashionable way that privacy is close to your heart – literally.

Have a look at the new T-shirts and other cool Threema gear in our Fan Shop.

IncaMail and Threema connect two worlds

IncaMail, Swiss Post’s secure email service, and Threema are connecting worlds. From now on, certain IncaMail messages can be conveniently received in Threema and Threema Work.

IncaMail is an electronic service from Swiss Post for the secure and verifiable sending of confidential business information, such as payslips, personal data, and account statements.

Confidential messages that are sent via IncaMail are seamlessly integrated into the Threema and Threema Work apps, making them immediately and securely accessible.

The integration of Threema into IncaMail will be of particular interest to companies and Threema Work customers.

“Snowden” – Another chance to win movie tickets

Accompanying the release of “Snowden” in Germany, we conducted a ticket giveaway. The lucky winners have already been drawn and will be notified shortly.

There’s now another chance to get tickets. Accompanying the release of “Snowden” in Swiss cinemas, we are giving away 10 × 2 tickets for the exclusive screenings listed below, which are followed by a panel discussion.

Bern: Thursday, October 6

Theater: Alhambra Bern | Time: 5:30 p.m. (135 min)

After the screening, there will be a panel discussion (30 minutes) with Marcel Bosonnet (Snowden lawyer Switzerland), Patrick Walder (Amnesty International), and host Jan Jirat (WOZ).

Basel: Friday, October 7

Theater: Pathé Küchlin | Time: 5:45 p.m. (135 min)

After the screening, there will be a panel discussion (30 minutes) with Marcel Bosonnet (Snowden lawyer Switzerland), Patrick Walder (Amnesty International), and host Gabriel Brönnimann (TagesWoche).

To get a ticket, simply send an email with your name and the subject “Snowden Bern” or “Snowden Basel”, respectively, to news@threema.ch. Tickets are given away on a first come - first serve basis. Good luck!

Threema Work’s management cockpit gets a load of new features

A few months ago, Threema Work was successfully launched. Threema Work is the privacy-compliant messaging solution for organizations. One of its benefits is the innovative management cockpit, which makes administration and user management a breeze. The management cockpit now gets many useful new features:

  • Customized contact list: The Threema Work app’s contact list can now be prepopulated with custom contacts. These contacts will be marked with two blue dots.

  • Overview of active users: Get an overview of all active users and the Threema IDs they have generated.

  • ID revocation: You can now revoke IDs directly from within the management cockpit. This is an effective way to prevent further use of these IDs, e.g. when a devices is stolen or a user leaves the company.

  • Custom support form: You can decide how your users will get first level support. Simply provide a URL to your own support form, which will then be integrated in the Threema Work app.

With these new features, Threema Work is even more useful. If you aren’t familiar with Threema Work, now is the time to find out what it’s all about: Visit the website

“Snowden” — a movie for everyone, including those who have nothing to hide

Today, “Snowden” hits the big screen in Germany. We were able to watch Oliver Stone’s highly anticipated movie about the famous whistleblower last week, and we think it turned out very well, to say the least.

In summer 2013, when working at the NSA, Edward Snowden uncovered the largest mass-surveillance program of the world. Stone’s movie skillfully recounts the events surrounding what has since become known as the “Snowden revelations”. The movie shows what dramatic consequences Snowden was willing to accept in order to expose the dark deeds the intelligence services were engaged in. Without his intervention, we would probably to this day be unaware of the extent to which mass surveillance and targeted spying on politicians, business leaders, and human-rights activists was conducted.

“Snowden” was well received by the political press, too. The New York Times and the Washington Post praise Stone for managing to make a complex social issue graspable for all audiences.

Theatrical release: Germany, September 22 | Switzerland, October 6 | Trailer

Movie ticket giveaway

In cooperation with Universum Film and Pathé Films, we are giving away 30 × 2 tickets for “Snowden” (valid in Germany or Switzerland). To enter the giveaway, simply subscribe to the feed “Snowden” in the Threema Channel: First, add the Threema ID *THREEMA to your contacts; then, send the text “Snowden” and you automatically enter the contest.The deadline is September 30, 2016. All decisions are final. Good luck!

Job opening @ Threema: iOS developer

For the development of our iOS apps, we are looking for a motivated software engineer (m/f) to join our team. It's required to have relevant qualifications and experience in developing complex apps. The job description can be read here.

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After new surge in popularity, Threema goes on sale for half the price

In the last few days, many new users joined Threema. The daily downloads have skyrocketed when WhatsApp announced that it will start sharing its users’ data with Facebook. Learn more…

With this special sale, we aim to bring attention to data-privacy issues and help indecisive users to switch to Threema.

Download Threema here

Tell others about the special sale: use our email template

The 50% discount sale ends on Thursday evening, September 8.

Threema Work gets a new management cockpit

Threema Work, the chat app for organizations, has been successfully launched.

Now, Threema Work gets a new and intuitive management cockpit which allows system administrators to conveniently manage and control Threema Work via the web browser.

With the new management cockpit for Threema Work covers the following features:

  • Manage licenses and users
  • Define and edit credentials
  • Update the number of users and renew subscriptions
  • Acquire additional subscriptions
  • Set an in-app logo
  • Access Threema Gateway credits
  • Request support
  • Get an overview of the active users*
  • Option to define a custom support URL*

Existing Threema Work customers benefit from the update free of charge. Additional features are already in development.

Check out the new management cockpit by logging in and selecting an active subscription.

*Available soon

Another diminishment of privacy: WhatsApp shares users’ phone numbers with Facebook

It’s official: WhatsApp shares the phone numbers of its users with Facebook. This marks another significant diminishment of users’ privacy. Once again, the saying holds true: “If you’re not paying for it, you’re the product.”

Is there a way to opt out of this data sharing? No. While it seems to be possible to prevent the use of said data for ad targeting on Facebook, “that data will still be shared”, as TechCrunch points out.

Threema, on the other hand, doesn’t require users to provide their phone numbers (or any other personal information, for that matter). Hence, it’s possible to use Threema completely anonymously. If you do decide to synchronize your contacts, their phone numbers will be transferred in hashed form and only matched while in volatile memory, not stored. Data sharing is ruled out.

Due to its rigorous data restraint, Threema provides the highest level of privacy protection out of all popular mobile instant messengers. Decentralized management of groups and contact lists, the option to use it anonymously, and all-inclusive end-to-end encryption render Threema the best choice for privacy-conscious users.

Many users seem to have recognized the signs of the times and are switching to Threema. Over the Weekend, the daily downloads of the Threema app have more than tripled (see chart).