FAQ's

What is Glabbr?

Glabbr is a private messaging app with a focus on speed and simplicity, it’s super-fast, simple and free.

With Glabbr, you can send messages, photos, videos and files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, etc), as well as create groups for up to 200 people or broadcasts for broadcasting to 100 users. You can write to your phone contacts and find people by their usernames. As a result, Glabbr is like SMS and email combined — and can take care of all your personal or business messaging needs.

Who is it for?

Glabbr is for everyone who wants fast and reliable messaging. Business users and small teams may like the large groups, and powerful file sharing options. Since Glabbr groups can have up to 200 members, we support replies, mentions and hashtags that help maintain order and keep communication in large communities efficiently.

In case you’re more into pictures, Glabbr has animated gif search, a state of the art photo editor.

Those looking for extra privacy should check out our advanced settings and rather revolutionary policy. And if you want secrecy, lock your app with an additional passcode.Glabbr gives you option to customize your privacy setting as you want.

How is it different from other messengers?
How old is Glabbr?

The first Beta version of Glabbr for Android was officially launched on November 25, 2016.

Which devices can I use?

You can use Glabbr on smartphones and tablets running on Android 4.0 and above.

Who are the people behind Glabbr?

Glabbr App is a creation by Glabbr India Pvt. Ltd. a young startup in Pune,India. It is privately held Indian tech community having complete focus on product engineering and social network space.

How do you make money?

We believe in fast and secure messaging that is also 100% free.

What are your thoughts on internet privacy?

In the recent years, big and well known internet companies have effectively hijacked the privacy discourse. Their marketers managed to convince the public that the most important things about privacy are superficial tools that allow hiding your public posts or your profile pictures from the people around you. Adding these superficial tools enables companies to calm down the public and change nothing in how they are turning over private data to marketers and other third parties.

Instead at Glabbr we think that the two most important components of Internet privacy should be:

Protecting your private conversations from snooping third parties, such as officials, employers, etc.

Protecting your personal data from third parties, such as marketers, advertisers, etc.

This is what everybody should care about, and these are some of our top priorities. Glabbr’s aim is to create a truly free messenger, without the usual caveats. This means that instead of diverting public attention with low-impact settings, we can afford to focus on the real privacy issues that exist in the modern world.

There’s illegal content on Glabbr. How do I take it down?

All Glabbr chats and group chats are private amongst their participants. We do not process any requests related to them.

If you find groups or users on Glabbr that you think are illegal, please ping us at support@glabbr.com.

A user or a group is infringing on my copyright. What do I do?

All Glabbr chats and group chats are private amongst their participants. We do not process any requests related to them.

If you see a something that is infringing on your copyright, kindly submit a complaint to support@glabbr.com Please note that such requests should only be submitted by the copyright owner or an agent authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.

Do you process take-down requests from third parties?

Our mission is to provide a secure means of communication that work everywhere on the planet. To do that in the places where it is most needed (and to continue distributing Glabbr through the Google Play), we have to process legitimate requests to take down illegal content within the app. For example, we can take down users that violate intellectual property rights or porn groups.

User-uploaded contents by third-party developers are not part of the core Glabbr UI. Whenever we receive a complaint at support@glabbr.com regarding the legality of public content, we perform the necessary legal checks and take it down when deemed appropriate.

Please note that this does not apply to local restrictions on freedom of speech. For example, if criticizing the government is illegal in some country, Glabbr won‘t be a part of such politically motivated censorship. This goes against Glabbr’s principles. While we do block terrorists’ broadcast list, groups etc, we will not block anybody who peacefully expresses alternative opinions.

Who can I write to?

You can write to people who are in your phone contacts and have Glabbr.

You can also select a public username for your Glabbr account. Other people will be able to search and find you by that username — and send messages to you even if they don’t know your number. You can learn more about usernames here.

How do I know who in my contacts has Glabbr?

Your contacts, who have Glabbr, are shown at the top of your Contacts. They also have display pictures.

How do I invite my friends?

Android: Open the app menu (swipe right in chats list) — Invite Friends. Then choose an application via which you would like to send out invitations.

You can give your friends a Glabbr.me link with your username so that they can easily find you on Glabbr even if they don’t have your phone number.