Limitless Communication,
without Side Effects.

ginlo, the messenger for private and confidential communication.
Your WhatsApp alternative.

Why do I need ginlo?

With ginlo, you reconquer your privacy and benefit from the opportunities of digital communication more than ever. 

A messaging app in which every letter, every number, and every pixel is encrypted - completely automated - with the strongest algorithms available.

Pure privacy. Easy to understand. Ad-free. 

When can I test ginlo?

The public beta phase of ginlo for private users has ended. We would like to say a big thank you for your support and valuable feedback. Currently, we’re already testing ginlo with our friends & families and prepare the official market launch for Febrary 2019.

So, ginlo will soon be available in the app stores for iOS and Android. Then, you can use it, too, to communicate securely with your friends & family.

You want to be in from the very beginning and get ginlo for free as an early bird? Then just sign up for our Early Bird Ticker here.

Looking for a WhatsApp alternative? 

Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable when using WhatsApp? Rightly so, because you’re tracked and profiled, and this data is shared with WhatsApp’s parent company Facebook. And have you already read the news about ads in WhatsApp as of early 2019? They will show personalized ads based on your chats, your online behavior, your personal preferences, etc.?
More details about WhatsApp and why ginlo comes just in time.

The benefits at a glance


ginlo unites the most commonly used applications (e.g. messaging, contacts, appointments) in a single app.

Clean, completely encrypted, and safe.

And since we want ginlo to serve and benefit its users – just like every good technology does – we especially care about ease of use for everyone. Technical know-how isn’t necessary at all. 


When using free apps and Internet services, you expose everything about your life, your habits, and all your private contacts. You give up your privacy. That is because these ad-based services collect, analyze, and sell your profile and usage data. 

ginlo is different. We rely on a transparent business model – services for money – and can thus ensure your privacy.


ginlo encrypts not only end-to-end, but also all data stored in the app using the strongest known algorithms: strong elliptic curve cryptography and the tried-and-tested AES 256 algorithm.

Facts & figures worth knowing

We love digital, and we bet you do too.  Sure, we use them all the time, our little digital helpers - apps and services that come free of charge. But are they really free? No. In fact, their providers finance themselves through the 21st century‘s currency – personal user data.
On the expense of your privacy, these services track, save, process, and sell all of your clicks, likes, searches, purchases, and other activities. Worst case, you'll fall victim to cyber criminals, just like every second user in Germany.

Read here the latest results from worldwide studies about digitalisation, data security, and data misuse.


Over 80% of Americans say they worry about their online security

More than 80% of Americans are more concerned about their online privacy and security than a year ago. Furthermore, an overwhelmin majority of 95% are worried about businesses collecting and selling their personal information without their consent.

External Link Icon Anchorfree 2017, presented by eSecurityPlanet

don’t trust

77% of Germans don't trust U.S. providers on the Internet

More and more Germans are sceptical about using e-mail services or social networks based in the U.S. 77% of the Germans – and that's more than in the year of Snowden‘s revelations – consider the handling of private data on Facebook, Twitter and the like to be problematic.

External Link Icon YouGov 2017, presented by DONAUKURIER (in German)


Every second German Internet user has fallen victim to cyber criminals

A representative survey conducted by Bitkom showed that almost half of all German Internet users have personally suffered from cyber crime in the last 12 months. Most of these cases were malware attacks, but also identity theft as well as online banking and online shopping frauds were reported.

External Link Icon Bitcom 2017, presented by statista (in German)

News Worth Reading

Hardly a week goes by without new privacy violations being revealed. Here, you'll find the latest news on topics such as privacy, data misuse, and surveillance that we believe are worth taking the time to read. #encryptionhelps

Facebook reads Messenger chats

Facebook reads Messenger chats

Private conversations on Facebook Messenger? Forget it. Facebook checks all messages sent through the Messenger, analyzes links and images, and can even intervene. #deletefacebook
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The house that spied on me

The house that spied on me - an experiment

Kashmir Hill made her home smart to find out wether it would betray her. She connected as many things as she could to the internet, for example an Amazon Echo, her lights, a coffee maker, some kid’s toys, her TV, a sex toy, and even her bed. An eye-opener into the Internet of Things, about how it threatens our privacy and the bothersome character of a smart home. #bigbrother
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If offline supermarkets watched you as closely as Google

If "offline" supermarkets watched you as closely as Google

Silicon Valley earns a lot of money from monitoring what we do online. To earn even more money, they want to watch what we do especially offline, so they plan to transform any physical space into a data mine. Here's how they try to dig deeper and gain more insights into who we are. #surveillance
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