Fire Chat uses a hidden i OS feature known as Multipeer Connectivity Framework (MCF) to relay messages instead of sending messages using a mobile signal.
The free app creates its own network where each mobile device on it becomes a ‘node.’ An Android app used to hide photos.
The comments by some teenagers who use it mention that scheduled fights, rumors and sexual encounters are often found on the app. Facebook Messenger allows for photo and video exchange as well as phone calls.
Learn more about Facebook in this Safe Smart Social video.
is a social network where members interact by inviting others to ask anonymous questions.
has a Safety Center to “empower users with the information, guidance and tools they need to navigate safely and enjoy the service.” Watch this Safe Smart Social video to learn more.
There is an “Intruder stopper” option plays fake video upon opening.