On the 13th of December 2019, Loki announced the re-branding of Loki Messenger to simply: Session. With the tagline: “Send Messages, Not Metadata”, the Session website sports a striking color scheme and overall look, with bits of encryption themed elements spread throughout the page. Session is coming soon to Windows, Mac, Android and of course Linux. The rebrand from Loki Messenger to Session was detailed further in a Medium Post published by the Team on Friday.
Session describes itself as “an end-to-end encrypted messenger that removes sensitive metadata collection, and is designed for people who want privacy and freedom from any forms of surveillance.” The application is similar in function to a lot of popular anonymous chat apps such as Wickr, but vastly more secure due to the lack of centralized servers and service providers. Session is just one of the many decentralized applications Loki has been working on which include Lokinet and Loki Wallet. Messaging applications are some of the most popular applications found on every smartphone on the market, so it’s great to see the Loki Team working on a solution that can be used by real people freely and more important, easily.
Messaging apps largely grow their user bases through word of mouth, and we need to do everything we can to help users grow the Session user base by themselves. Explaining Loki Messenger to someone means explaining Loki itself, the Loki suite, and why anyone should actually care. Rebranding Loki Messenger to Session means anyone can quickly and easily explain that Session is a super-private messaging app — without having to wade into the weeds of the backend technologies that make it possible.Loki – Medium
If you’re looking to learn more about the Loki Network, visit the official website or check out our slightly dated review we published on the project back in late 2018. We’re looking forward to seeing Session hit app stores and devices in early 2020. For regular updates, follow Loki Network on Twitter.