publishUpdated   Jul 03, 2019, 10:16 am

Have you been engaging in titillating conversations on your phone? Or maybe you’re planning world domination with your co-mastermind? Whatever the reason may be, sometimes you want to have a private conversation. Text messaging is great, but unlike a phone call, it leaves an easy-to-read conversation in its wake. We’ve got some handy apps that will keep those private conversations private.

Best Android apps to hide text messages

hide sms

Hide SMS and Call Recorder (Free)

Here’s an app that allows you to prevent people from spying on your personal conversations while also allowing you to record private conversations. This app acts as your text messaging app. All your messages, calls logs, and contacts are protected. If you’re very paranoid about spies, this is the app for you. [Download]

message locker

Message Locker (Free)

Message Locker can not only lock your text messages, but also other messaging apps you might use. With this app, you can add a PIN/pattern lock to all of your messaging and email apps. One PIN/pattern will lock them all. It automatically detects messaging apps on your phone. Everything from Hangouts to Snapchat can be locked. [Download]


message box

Private Message Box (Free)

Private Message Box is a way to automatically put messages from certain people behind a wall of security. You can add a number as a “private contact.” Any messages from that contact will be automatically moved to the app. And in case someone finds the app on your phone, it requires a PIN to open. [Download]


private space

Private SMS & Call (Free)

This app sets up a personal space on your phone where you can add any contacts in. After that, incoming and outgoing messages between private contacts will be kept in that personal space. They won’t be shown in the public messaging app. You can even hide the app icon so that nobody will notice the existence of the app on your phone. [Download]


vault hide

Vault-Hide SMS (Free)

One of the most powerful apps for hiding messages is Vault-Hide. You can create “private contacts,” whose messages will be automatically hidden. But the app takes it a step further. You can create a decoy vault with fake hidden information. If someone insists that you have hidden messages, just show them the decoy. [Download]

Any of the above should do the trick. Happy texting!