Here’s a new app that wants to do for coworkers what Snapchat did for sexting.
It’s called O.T.R., which stands for Off The Record, and it lets you send private photos and messages to your coworkers.
The app lets you view the message or picture for a few seconds and then deletes it.
One big difference with O.T.R. versus Snapchat is that O.T.R. is not a mobile app. It’s currently available as a browser add-on for Google Chrome, with IE and Firefox extensions coming soon and an app for Yammer. The idea is that most people are still using PCs while at work, not their smartphones.
The hack won a top prize from Yammer and now the app is available to everyone.
You can download it for your Chrome Browser here.
Download/install the app from the Chrome Extensions Web store and then look for the O.T.R. button after it's installed.
After your friends accept your invite, you'll see their messages in your contact list. You have 5 seconds to look at their messages.
Then the message is deleted. If you try and take a screenshot to save the message, the app won't let you.
It's easy to send photos. Just pick a friend, click on the camera button, take the picture, hit send.
You can reply to messages anytime you want, but you can't see the message again, ever, after the 5 seconds are up.
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