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Open is a messaging app to chat honestly with your friends.

It's a safe place to be yourself and share your true thoughts and feelings. Open up to genuine friendships, built on honesty, kindness, and support.

The app anonymously connects you with friends.
• Share without fear of judgment or attack.
• Talk about everything you wish you could but don’t.
• Stop pretending and conforming to the expectations of others.

• Support each other through both the good and bad.
• Honest conversations about what really matters to you.
• Discover that you have more in common than you think.
• Connect on a deeper level without fear of embarrassment.

All members agree to follow a few basic rules:
• RULE #1: Be open and honest about yourself.
• RULE #2: Be kind and supportive of others.
In other words, behave as if you're chatting with a close friend.

* Open has a zero tolerance policy towards mean, judgmental, or inappropriate behavior. Violators will be banned.

Ready? Let's be open...

What’s New

Version 2.26

Minor fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

gwenith21 ,

This is not a scam it’s just very different

This is a very unique app, and the ways most people find it is by receiving an anonymous text inviting them to chat with an anonymous friend. The way the app is set up is such that you need your friends to join in order to have these chats. Some people see this as a scam but it’s just how the logistics of this work. It’s like going on any social media, if you can’t connect with friends what’s the point? And this is about connecting with your friends anonymously - not random strangers. If it doesn’t appeal to you OK - don’t do it. But a lot of people, myself included enjoy having an open forum - anonymous- made up of your own contacts - to air out thoughts and feelings.

music lover22 ,


I also got a text with a link to the app because a ‘friend’ was inviting me. The wording made it sound like someone I knew wanted to chat with me directly but anonymously. So I downloaded the app. During setup I went (admittedly, too quickly) through the privacy settings and accidentally agreed to every pop up. The app had full access to my contacts, but again, the way it was worded it seemed like it invited all my contacts to join via text message. I almost had a heart attack. I checked with my mom and she never got a text invite. So thank god! Since it’s all anonymous, it doesn’t really matter whether or not the people I’m talking to are my friends. So the whole connecting with your contacts thing is totally spam. And I know someone from the company will say “sorry you had a bad experience, it’s not spam blah blah blah” but like, there’s literally no benefit to chatting anonymously with friends. It’s nonsensical.

TLDR: anonymous chats are cool, but the anonymity makes the whole shared-contacts thing really sketchy. The only purpose it serves is to get the company more downloads.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the feedback, we are of course disappointed you haven't had a positive experience using Open, but your feedback is really helpful.

Open is an anonymous messaging app to chat honestly with people you know, without fear of judgement or criticism. The benefit is you can have open conversations with people you already know and feel close to and talk about everything you wish you could but never do.

Since Open is anonymous, you need to connect your contacts to find your friends while maintaining everyone's privacy. Sending invites is optional and doing so will result in you having more friends to chat with and help everyone stay anonymous. For more information visit letsopen.co or contact us in the app.

TunedInTappedInTurnedOn ,

One star until there is more transparency

Ok so the creep factor of his app is high. I received a text like everyone else. I downloaded the app but am hesitant to open it. The inner workings of this app are explained vaguely at best by the developers. Okay, so someone who has my number can send me an invite. Seems harmless. And you refer them to me as “friends.” But let’s define “friends.” Is it just anyone who has my number saved in their phone? Is this person in my contacts as well? Or perhaps it’s someone I’ve blocked on my phone and they decide they can bypass those boundaries by talking “anonymously” to me on this app. Yet, they invited ME. Regardless of how it’s hopefully used, its possible they know exactly who I am, and I was the sole reason they decided to use the app. So the only one in the abyss of anonymity and cluelessness is ME. I see lawsuits of every nature coming for this app if this is the case. There needs to be some major disclosure by the developers on behalf of this app and SOON.

App Privacy

The developer, Open Technologies Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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