Limitless communication,
without side effects

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

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ginlo benefits at a glance

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No tracking. No profiling. No ads.

ginlo isn’t another ad-based service. With ginlo for private users, we rely on a traditional business model and finance it via the ginlo Business app, the secure messenger for companies.

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Encrypted. Secure. Private.

ginlo protects your privacy and encrypts all your data with the strongest algorithms. Not just during transport (end-to-end), but also on the local devices. And thanks to this full encryption, we as the provider have no access at all.

Made & Hosted in Germany

We, Brabbler AG, are based in Munich and thus act under German legislation. Your encrypted data is exclusively hosted on German servers. GDPR-compliant.

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Easy to use

ginlo is clean, completely encrypted, and safe. Technical know-how isn’t necessary at all.

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Useful features

ginlo offers everything what the digital communication ❤︎ desires: share videos, images, voice messages, locations, and files of any format, send self-destructed or scheduled messages, subscribe to content channels, and much more.

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We’re here to support you

Questions or feedback? Just get in touch with us. The ginlo Customer Care team is looking forward to your e-mail to

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ginlo features at a glance

  • Secure real-time messaging
  • One-to-one and group chats
  • Share videos, images, voice messages, and locations
  • Send files of any format (PDF, PPTX, MP3, DOCX, ZIP, etc.)
  • Send messages the James Bond way:
    “This message will self-destruct.”
  • Back to the future:
    Send scheduled messages
  • Communicate with your ginlo Business contacts
  • Subscribe to your favorite blogs and magazines (content channels)
  • Communicate anonymously using your ginlo ID
  • Confirm a contact’s identity by scanning their QR code
  • Communicate anonymously using your ginlo ID
  • Display your online status (optional)
  • And much more...

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 2020? They'll show ads based on your chats, your online behavior, your personal preferences, etc.

More details about WhatsApp and why ginlo comes just in time.

SIMSme is now ginlo

As of now, SIMSme is available with a fresh look, improved user guidance and a new name:
ginlo (anagram of "login").

What if you’ve used SIMSme so far? Your password, existing chats and groups, subscribed content channels… all this will remain as it is, so you can seamlessly continue to use it. Your SIMSme ID becomes your ginlo ID and your SIMSme Private and Business contacts are automatically on board.

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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

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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

620 million accounts stolen from popular websites

12 Feb 2019 - A new report revealed that cyber criminals have placed 620 million online account details from 16  hacked websites up for sale on the dark web. The list includes popular websites such as MyFitnessPal, My Heritage, Dubsmash, Sharethis, and Animoto. Are you affected?
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Popular apps secretly record your screen

07 Feb 2019 - ♫ Every tap you make. Every step you take, ... I'll be watching you. iPhone apps like, Expedia, and Hollister record your smartphone screen without asking for permission.
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WhatsApp will soon show ads

01 Nov 2018 - It's time for Zuckerberg & Co. to monetize WhatsApp - their free messenger service and one of the most widely used ones. How exactly? Soon, Facebook wants to show ads which will pop up in your WhatsApp status.
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Install ginlo on your smartphone right now

Download the free ginlo app from the app store and communicate securely with your family and friends.