Keybase is a messaging platform where:
• you can write securely to any twitter, reddit, facebook, github, and hacker news user
• you don't need to know someone's phone number or email address
• all messages are secure, end-to-end encrypted
• multi-device: your messages survive and transfer with encryption to new phones & computers
Keybase is so much more. It is:
• free for everyone, and free of ads
• open source (https://github.com/keybase/client)
• multi-platform, w/apps for macOS, Linux, and Windows (https://keybase.io/download)
By using the Keybase app you agree to the following terms:
• you'll be a nice Internet person
Keybase for mobile is brand new and we yearn for feedback. Inside the app, click the gear icon and then choose "feedback" to send us a summary of your experience.
• Administering groups is easier than ever with the redesigned Teams tab
• Prettier icons
• Better handling of audio attachments in info panel
• Forward images and attachments in chat
• Improved file sharing with email addresses
• Updated some emojis
• Fix sending more file types into Keybase from other apps.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
“Add a device” feature somewhat limited
Since Keybase doesn’t support legacy devices such as iPad Mini 1, the “Add a device” feature is somewhat limited. If you don’t want to deal with paper keys, linking 3+ devices to your Keybase account is the way forward. Think about those old iDevices you have lying around doing nothing. Suddenly they could be used to further strengthen the security of your Keybase account. This is terribly important if you use Keybase for professional team collaboration an/or as a digital wallet.
Missing key feature -very true
The team system is very limited and the namespace is not tied to an account. It is global and once deleted, they are gone forever. So it’s going to be a land race to get all the team names you can before others. Additional, team names are limited to 16 characters. It almost feels like I’m living back in the 1980’s. Some commands only work on the terminal, which means the “crypto for everyone” really means for everyone who is an super user, engineer or IT person. In the first 20 mins of use, I had to google instructions to understand how or if some was possible. Buttons/icons don’t support hover. I think it’s a good start, but needs work to be more user friendly. The team system needs a complete rewrite.
iPad chat needs more work
I am glad we finally have an iPad app instead of trying to use the cramped iPhone interface on the bigger screen. However, this feels more like a repackaged iPhone app than a proper iPad app. The chat is still unusable with an external keyboard. When you press return it enters a new line instead of sending the message. Compare this to literally any other chat application on iPadOS and you can see why this is a deal-breaker.
- Keybase, Inc.
- 140.2 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Keybase, 2017
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.