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The notorious Secret app is now available in Ireland - but what does it do?

The anonymous sharing app is here to shake up your personal life.
Apr 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 6,997 7

GOT SOMETHING YOU’D really love to get off your chest, but don’t want to risk the judgement of your friends and loved ones?

Secret, a new anonymous sharing app on the Irish market, could be just the answer to your prayers.

The app has gained some notoriety in the States after a secret posted on the app revealed that the former head of Google+, Vic Gundrota, was interviewing for other jobs.

Gundrota officially announced his resignation a few days later.

Though it seems similar to apps like PostSecret and Whisper, it has one tantalising difference – most of the secrets you see are from people in your phone’s contact list.

The app lets you know if the secret is from someone you know, or a friend of a friend, but you don’t know which person this secret belongs to.

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If a friend ‘loves’ your secret, that secret spreads on to their friends, and so on – a particularly good secret can “anonymously spread around the world in less than a second”, according to the developers.

There’s no way for anyone, even the Secret team, to find posts by a specific user, and secrets are stored without making reference to the poster.

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Essentially, you can say anything you want, and no one will ever know it was you. Tempting.

You can get Secret – Speak Freely for free on the App Store now. It’s currently iPhone only, but an Android app is on the way.

Go on. You know you want to.

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