Keygo – password protect your photos, videos & chats
May 25, 2015 10:08 AM –
Keygo keeps your photos, videos and chat messages secure with encrypted passwords.
Price: Free, Offers in-app purchases
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S5
Pros & Cons:
- Password encrypt and hide photos, video & chat conversations!
- Self destruct messages!
- Would benefit from more streamlined polish.
- Force close errors often.
Keygo is a vault app to store or hide pictures that will be encrypted with your password. First you’ll need to create an account then start adding photos to your Gallery by either browsing your device or snapping new pics and vids using the Camera feature. Once saved in the gallery there is only a simple viewer plus options to share in chat, export to normal galley or remove. Furthermore, you can invite others to the app to chat securely. Chats have a few added options such as group chats and self destruct timer- which eliminates the message from not only your device but the other participant’s device. These can be set in various intervals. As previously mentioned, you can share photos and videos from your gallery within chat sessions.
I’m unsure if there is a cloud backup feature to the app as I tried logging in on different devices to the same account and gallery backups were only local to the specific device. I could not get photos previously saved to the app from another device. In my evaluation it contradicts the Google Play description “Even if you lose your phone, rest assured your data is still secure and can be retrieved from another device.” Unlike other vault apps it does not remove the original from your device, you’ll have to remember to go manually remove it if truly intending to hide media. We also experienced some hiccups with inviting users to chat- it took more than a day to receive invites. Hopefully this was an isolated incident. However, force close errors were pretty constant and hopefully these issues can be addressed soon. Keygo would benefit users more with streamlined polish.
Keygo – Add to Gallery
Keygo – Gallery
Keygo – Chats
Keygo – Chatting
Screenshots from developer as the feature is disabled from the app.