About Burn Note: 

We believe new technology should protect your privacy — not remove it. That's why we built a messaging system that puts your privacy first. We launched burnnote.com in January 2012 and first released Burn Note apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Android in March 2013. 

Burn Note puts you in control of your privacy. Our features give you the power to message privately with anyone. Learn how real private messaging works.


How Burn Note Works:



Set to Self-Destruct,

Ever worry about a message falling into the wrong hands? Every Burn Note is set to self-destruct. The Deletion Timer puts you in control of exactly when your Burn Note is deleted. The length of the Timer is automatically calculated from the message length. Adjust the Timer to add more or less time. Or just hit send. The Timer starts ticking the second your message is opened. Once a Burn Note is read, it's deleted. Forever.

Learn about the Deletion Timer.



Delete Completely,


Second thoughts after sending a message? You have the power to delete your Burn Note before it's opened.

When you delete a Burn Note, our system uses Multi-Device Deletion to delete your message everywhere. Multi-Device Deletion ensures that when you delete a Burn Note at anytime, it's deleted from everywhere — the device it's sent to, the device it's sent from, and our servers.

Learn about Multi-Device Deletion. 



Spotlight Privacy,

Spending too much time looking over your shoulder? Our patent-pending Privacy Spotlight ensures your Burn Notes are safe from prying eyes and screenshot captures of the entire message.

The Spotlight renders screenshots virtually irrelevant by limiting what and how much information can be captured. And the Spotlight keeps private conversations over your computer, phone, or tablet private even if you're surrounded by family, friends, or coworkers.

Learn about the Privacy Spotlight. 




Send to Anyone,

Want to send a private message to someone but not sure they use Burn Note? You can send a Burn Note to anyone. You don't need the app to receive a Burn Note.

You can send a Burn Note to any email address. The email will link to a Burn Note which can be read anonymously on the Web. You can also get a link to a Burn Note and use it elsewhere.

Learn about sending a Burn Note.



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