Strings, an app to let you delete sent text, photos


Have you ever woken up full of regret about the messages you sent the night before? A new smartphone app could help! Seattle-based startup Be Labs has announced the successful completion of beta testing for Strings, a new messaging app that gives users complete control over their personal conversations.

Strings is a refreshing new way for users to share information with exactly who they want and even take it back, the company said. The app combines granular control over who sees what with multi-conversation context and rich media to create a simple and intuitive way to have interactive, personal conversations.

Control starts with allowing users to easily select who to start conversations with. Users can add or remove people at any time. Each "string" is a unique conversation, making it possible to have multiple conversations with the same people about different topics.

Strings also allows users to fluidly incorporate rich media, including unlimited-length videos and high-resolution photos, into their conversations. Users always maintain the ability to delete a string of conversation at any time. Once deleted, the string and all its associated content is removed from every users' phone and from the Strings servers — immediately and permanently.