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Upcoming Secret update removes ability to access photo library or post real names, adds Flickr search, polls

The popular anonymous social sharing network Secret may be under fire in Brazil, but in the U.S. and abroad the software lives on, and today received a big new update on the Android platform, with the iOS version expected to be released sometime over the next few days. The new version both adds and removes several capabilities to the app.

One of the most important changes in the new build is the removal of the ability to access photos saved to a device’s photo library. The camera is still fair game, but Secret is attempting to cut down on personally-damaging photos by taking away the option to upload older images.

That’s not to say that the camera is the only way to upload photos, though. The app now supports Flickr search so users can still find just the right photo for their posts without the need to go through their photo libraries.

Another capability that’s been  removed in the update is the ability to post secrets containing names. Secret is once again trying to avoid any personally-damaging info getting out on its network, so any posts that are detected to contain a person’s name are now blocked.

The final change in the new version of the app allows users to create simple, two-option polls and ask for advice or feedback from friends and strangers alike. Poll results can be sorted to show feedback from only friends of the author, or from everyone who answered the question.

The update to the Secret app will be available for free on the iOS App Store soon.

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  1. troyoverton14 - 9 years ago

    I wanted to see what the fuss was all about in Brazil so I got the app, and I’ve already deleted it. Instead of calling it “Secrets,” they should call it “Rumors.”

  2. eswinson - 9 years ago

    All I have seen is a bunch of swinging Richards from users it claimed were “friends” I promptly deleted.