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Press Release

Bonn 12/17/2014

Greater data protection: SIMSme now with self-destructing voice messages

The SIMSme update for Apple iPhones and Android smartphones is available for immediate download in the respective stores.
  • Improved layout and design for Deutsche Post messenger
  • Unlock function using Touch ID now available for iOS
  • Performance and stability further enhanced for Android
With its newly acquired license to delete, the latest update to Deutsche Post’s secure messenger, SIMSme, now also provides the opportunity to record, send and destroy voice messages. Simply by holding their cell phone to their ear or pressing the microphone symbol, smartphone users can now send a voice message via the simple user interface to friends or colleagues without having to type lengthy texts with both hands. From the very launch of the messaging service, text messages, photos and videos could be assigned an expiry date or countdown and destroyed – and this function is now also available for voice messages.

Data such as private messages, photos or videos, user contact data or other sensitive information should not fall into the wrong hands – which is why the app is password-protected. In the iOS version, SIMSme can now be unlocked with a thumbprint using Touch ID.

Recognized standards complete security
SIMSme continues to encrypt all messages automatically before they are sent, only decrypting them again on the recipient’s smartphone. In so doing, messages and files for which the sender has not activated the self-destruction function only reach the person to whom they are addressed. The end-to-end encryption makes eavesdropping by third parties impossible. Furthermore, the high security standards of the German Data Protection Act apply for all information sent. SIMSme temporarily stores data exclusively on servers located in Germany and deletes it again after delivery.

“SIMSme is the most secure free messenger service on the market,” explains Marco Hauprich, Senior Vice President Mobile & New Media at Deutsche Post.
“Since it started six months ago, we have received a lot of constructive feedback from our users. The majority of this has been taken on board and adopted in the newly released version. But we are, of course, still working on making SIMSme even better.”

The new SIMSme functions at a glance:

• Send, record and destroy voice messages
• Password protection to prevent unauthorized access
• New thumbprint unlock function for Apple iPhones with Touch ID
• Contact details of the other party accessible while chatting
• Call or e-mail your contact with just one click
• Incoming messages from other parties also visible during current chat session
• Background pictures add visual appeal
• Pre-installed emoticons personalize messages now also for Android users
• Further enhanced performance and stability for Android
• Optimized readability on all mobile devices due to responsive design

The SIMSme update for Apple iPhones and Android smartphones is available for immediate download in the respective stores.
Download in AppStoreExternal Link / New Window
Download from Google PlayExternal Link / New Window

Further information on SIMSme can be found on the SIMSme homepage at www.sims.meExternal Link / New Window