Secure communications provider Wickr has announced that it will shutter its free encrypted messaging app, Wickr Me, next year.

The shutdown will only affect the consumer-facing version of Wickr, which has become popular among journalists and whistleblowers looking to send end-to-end encrypted and self-destructing messages. Wickr’s other products, which are geared towards government agencies, military organizations, and enterprises, won’t be impacted.

“After careful consideration, we will be concentrating Wickr’s focus on securing our business and public sector customers’ data and communications with AWS Wickr and Wickr Enterprise, and have decided to discontinue our consumer product, Wickr Me,” Amazon said, adding that the company was working on allowing Wickr customers to securely communicate with individuals outside of their organization.

Amazon-owned Wickr is shutting down its free encrypted messaging app by Carly Page originally published on TechCrunch

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