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BitTorrent opens Bleep peer-to-peer encrypted chat program to public testing

Lucian Constantin | Sept. 19, 2014
Nine months after revealing plans to develop a decentralized and encrypted chat application, BitTorrent has opened public testing for Windows, Mac and Android versions of the program Wednesday.

The currently available Bleep version for Android can consume a large amount of battery and mobile data, so if their mobile data plan is limited users should configure it to work only over Wi-Fi. These issues are only temporary and the company is already working to fix them, said Jaehee Lee, senior product manager at BitTorrent, in a blog post.

"While you can move a username from desktop to mobile, Bleep does not yet support moving an existing account from Android to the desktop," Lee said. "And while you can receive messages on multiple devices; messages sent will not be seen across all devices."

The company is also working on a Bleep version for iOS, but will make it available at a later date.

 

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