Bob is the creator of Psst! Anonymous. Is Bob his real name? No. Bob is the fictional name created by the Psst community and has served its purpose well.
See "How does Psst! work?" below.
I take it you skipped the tutorial? Shame on you! Well the good news is that the tutorial is always available from the Settings > Help menu. Share your opinions, photos, news, experiences and funny jokes openly and anonymously with the community. After 48 hours the post disappears forever. Vote on your favorites and comment and interact with your opinions. The more interesting the post, the more likely it will get up voted and receive more comments. Message users to chat anonymously by clicking on their IDCon next to their post or comment.
To add a friend
From private messages, swipe to the right and click “add friend.”
If you know the username, swipe to the People panel and click the Red Circle with the + icon.
In order to create a post swipe to the Feeds panel and click on the Red Circle with the Pencil sign at the bottom. There are several types of posts.
Create a quick Post
Create a Post with a Photo from your Camera
Create a Post with a photo from your Photo Gallery
Other Options within a post
Yes. You can share a photo directly to a Post or a Message. Here's how
Your email address is only used in case you forget your password. (It's not "Password123" is it?) We promise not to send you unsolicited mail or give your email to any shady corporations offering free candy.
An IDCon is the circular icon located to the left of each comment and post. They are unique to each person within a single post. This means that if 20 people comment on a post, they each will have a different and random IDCon to help differentiate who is who. The only time you can choose IDCons are when editing your friends list. More on that down below. (This isn't completely true, you can have 2 of the same IDcons within a post but their differentiating factor will be the colour of the IDcon)
A handle is a personalized identifier. It is a way to let others know who you are. You may choose to remain anonymous, or you can set a public handle in the Settings > My Account menu. While you're there, you can set your public handle to always show handle. This means that every time you post or comment your public handle will be displayed. You can also set your public handle off and manually turn it on when posting or commenting.
While you are free to post anything that falls within the rules, sometimes you will find that certain topics trend. There may be a mass amount of posts related to one topic. Maybe you will see everyone's eyes one day, and all their pets the next. Some users may regularly make posts related to a single topic as well. Also see "Why are there hashtags?"
No, you're not on twitter. Hashtags on Psst! serve the same purpose though. You can add a hashtag to your post and it will tag and categorize your post. If you post "#puppylove here is my dog!" users will see a post that says "here is my dog!" and it will be categorized under #puppylove. More features will be added using hashtags soon. You can add a hashtag anywhere in your post. The hashtag will automatically be placed on the top right hand corner of your post in blue writing.
Content is governed by the voting system. Communal interest moderates the aggregate interest. Downvotes and upvotes are an integral part of the system. They are not to show interest in people but rather their content.
It is not a competition or popularity contest. Downvotes are not meant to offend users. If you feel bothered by downvotes you have the option of turning your vote notification off in Settings > Notifications > Feed post votes and click off.
The voting system was implemented to allow the community to show interest or disinterest in a particular post. One vote will not affect your post but several will. Several up votes will put your post in the "Highest Voted" filter, while a cumulative down vote to -6 will remove your post from the main feed and into "The Bar." If your post is down voted to -12, your post will be deleted.
More info on the voting system can be found in the Psst! Medium blog Or from Settings > Our Medium Blog.
Click on the post and select the “watch” option. . This will allow you to receive notifications from a post without commenting on the post.
If you like the content of a particular user, you have the option to follow that user. When you follow a user, you will be notified when that user creates a new post. There are 2 ways to follow someone on Psst!:
Click on their post and click the follow button
Within a post, click on the IDCon beside their comment and click the follow button
There is no way to tell who is following you on Psst! or who you are following. Psst! is a content based application. The purpose of the follow option is to allow you to follow content and not people. It is not a popularity contest.
In order to stop following someone
Click on their post and click the unfollow button
Within a post, click on the IDCon beside their comment and click the unfollow button
Reset your following to zero by going to Settings > My account > Reset following
There is no option to get rid of your followers on Psst!
Posting, while it's still within rules, may be offensive to some. If the post violates the rules, report it and it will be reviewed. If the post is offensive and/or not interesting, down vote the post and it will be removed from your feed. If the community agrees, and down votes enough, the post will be sent to the bar. Psst is community driven and posts will be sorted according to the opinions of the community. If you do not want to see posts by this person again you have the option to block them.
Click on the post then click the 3 circles in the top right hand corner and click block this person.
There are 3 dots located in the top right corner. Click on report this post. . This will notify administrators to review the post or comments that are within the post. This option is for severe cases and should be used when solutions cannot be met within the post.
There is an option to block someone. This is a permanent option to remove content posted by the individual as well as private messages sent from them. THIS IS IRREVERSABLE. You cannot unblock someone, so be careful in choosing this option. You will no longer see posts created by this user or receive private messages from this user. They can still see and comment on your posts. To block someone:
Select the post, click on the top 3 buttons in the right hand corner and select “block this person” From a private message, swipe to the right and click the block button
The share option allows you to share a post to other apps and within Psst! itself. If you want to share a post via message or perhaps share it to another Psst! user, this option will let you do it.
IDCons (icons) are what identifies you on a post. These are randomly selected when you post. They cannot be chosen for posts. You can however, select different IDCons for friends you have added by selecting that friend and selecting the pen icon on the right side.
People who have added you as a friend may be able to connect your profile and username to posts you have created. If you have 16 followers and 3000posts, that is unique to you and your content. This happens when individuals watch what you post and compare it to posts you have created.
While many people choose to use a public handle, others choose to be anonymous. This is completely at the discretion of the user. You can select someone's IDCon and see their stats including:
You also have the option to follow or message the user.
You can use this information to determine and compare this to information you have collected from other posts.
Your stats are available by selecting your own IDCon or going in to Settings > My accountb or clicking on your own IDCon within a post.
No. You are the only person who can see how many followers you have or how many people you are following. You can find this information in Settings > My account.
You can adjust your notification settings in Settings > Notifications. Here you change what notifications you receive on Psst! You can set whether you want to be notified on up/down votes, comments, sounds, and other options.
This is caused by one of three reasons:
Your post was downvoted to -12 and was removed from the feeds
Your post has expired after the 48 hour mark and was removed to avoid system clutter
Your post was removed by admin because it was in violation of the rules of conduct.
If you think your post was deleted, it may have been moved to “the bar.” Select the filter icon in the top right hand corner of the main feeds and click on “The Bar.”
In the 3 dots on the top right, you can choose to unsubscribe from a post that you no longer wish to receive notifications for. This is handy if you are being bombarded with notifications and are no longer interested in the content.
There are a few ways to initiate a message.
Select the 3 dots from a user's post and click on Send OP a message.
Select an IDCon from the comments within a post and select Message from the popup profile.
Select a friend from your friends list and select New Message.
Swipe to the Inbox and click Red Circle at the bottom with the Pencil icon.
When writing a message from your friends list, you can choose to add a photo as a background.
If you swipe to the left, you will see the previous message that they are responding to.
Psst! prides itself on identity-less private chat. Chat through feeds privately without your identity.
If someone messages you from a post, you will receive a message from "private." You are able to turn this on and off from Settings > Personalization & Security > Private messaging.
When you receive a private message, swipe the right to see which post this person messaged you from. If the person has commented in the post, the IDCon of the message will match the IDCon from the post.
No. Modified friends lists, messages will remain intact. Your settings will be reset to default and notifications will be deleted.
Photo messages are specifically reserved for those on your friends list. You cannot send picture messages via private message. This is to avoid unwanted photos/spam in your inbox. If you want to send a photo message, add the person as a friend.
Messages have a time limit when opened. You can adjust this from 1-60 seconds using the red slider bar below the text screen. Messages are immediately deleted after they're read from the device and our server. Messages are fully encrypted with auto lock and shake to lock protects you at all times.
Psst is not your normal messenger. Your inbox is always empty and there are no traces of messages sent or received.
This is set globally in settings. This determines if your post will show by default. You can turn these on or off on the fly in your notifications window using the icons at the bottom or you can choose to turn them on or off manually for specific posts or comments.
This is a common question. Votes are based on interest. While some may find your post interesting or disinteresting, it takes several votes to send you to the bar. It's common to receive one or two down votes based on content. If you receive several down votes, consider the content of your post and try something different next time.
If you are running battery saving applications such as Greenify, these applications will stop push messages. Either disable the application or white list Psst!
To check whether messages are coming through, select Settings > My account and click on the sync icon.
Psst! welcomes comments, questions, concerns, suggestions and offers support to help you get the best possible experience. Please send feedback or support request to psstchat @ gmail.com.