Briar is a messaging app designed for activists, journalists, and anyone else who needs a safe, easy and robust way to communicate. Unlike traditional messaging apps, Briar doesn’t rely on a central server - messages are synchronized directly between the users’ devices. If the internet’s down, Briar can sync via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, keeping the information flowing in a crisis. If the internet’s up, Briar can sync via the Tor network, protecting users and their relationships from surveillance.

  • Peer-to-peer encrypted messaging and forums
  • Messages are stored securely on your device, not in the cloud
  • Connect directly with nearby contacts - no Internet access required

Scale to fit:

App ID:

app.briar.gtk (flatpak)


Phone Compatibility:

? of 5 Points

How to install:

Manually build Flatpak (currently only method)
flatpak remote-add --user --if-not-exists flathub
flatpak-builder --install-deps-from=flathub --user --install --force-clean --ccache flatpak-builddir app.briar.gtk.json
flatpak run app.briar.gtk

Flathub: (Only for x86 right now)


# You will need to trust and add flathub to flatpak
flatpak install flathub app.briar.gtk