Secret, an anonymous-sharing app that was launched in February this year, has now been updated to version 2.0 with a new UI design, features and a brand new colourful icon.
The Secret 2.0 app now comes with text-based design that loads faster than the previously used big square image blocks. The design now shows posts by anonymous users in a Twitter-like feed. Users can however add images, which will now be seen as a small circular image on the right-side of the feed (seen above). Tapping on the image opens it up.
"We still believe great ideas can come from anywhere," said David Byttow, one of the co-founders of Secret to The Verge. "It's more important what is said than who said it. Our goal is to facilitate conversation - either in a physical location, or socially, with your friends."
Secret 2.0's claim to fame is its new one-on-one private chat feature. Now users, besides leaving anonymous comments on posts, can also tap on any commenter's avatar to open a direct message chat window. Like each user who comments on the post, the chat also gets a random label like "Hidden Village" or "Magical Theater" to let users distinguish between the chats easily. It has been also understood that the chats get deleted after about a day when inactive. The new Secret app also alerts the user when the other users are typing in the private chat.
As a part of the update, Secret 2.0 now also lets users share their locations, which includes a number of colleges and schools. While in the previous version anonymous feeds were filtered by Friends and Explore options, feeds will now be filtered by Friends, City and School.