- What does the name “Threema” stand for?
- What makes Threema special?
- What is a Threema ID?
- On which operating systems and devices can I use Threema?
- Is Threema available in my language?
- Is Threema suitable for business use?
- Are there special offers for educational institutions and NGOs?
What is a Threema ID?
In contrast to other messengers, your identity in Threema does not depend on a phone number. Each Threema user gets a randomly generated, 8-digit Threema ID when starting the app for the first time. This ID is your unique address in Threema and makes it possible to use Threema completely anonymously, without disclosing any personal information.
Your Threema ID is just one of two components that make up your identity in Threema. The other one is the so called key pair (consisting of a public key and a private key) which is essential for the encryption. Your Threema ID is permanently tied to your public key. While the public key is sent to Threema's servers to be distributed to your chat partners, the private key remains on your device where it is securely stored. All messages directed to you will be individually encrypted with your public key on the sender's device. They can only be decrypted with your personal private key.