Do Disappearing Messages Make Sense for Professionals?




Snapchat has helped popularize the concept of disappearing messages among teens and twenty-somethings for personal use. Now, a growing number of startups are testing whether this concept can — and should — catch on in the workplace.

On Wednesday, a new startup called Confide released a free iPhone app of the same name, which lets professionals send encrypted messages that automatically disappear so users can have “off-the-record” conversations. The startup was founded by two prominent tech execs — Jon Brod, former CEO of AOL’s Patch unit and Yext co-founder Howard Lerman — after they had essentially engaged in a game of professional phone tag a few months ago. Read more…

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