iam trying to get a good alt for wire (because wire storing your contacts in plain text & not encrypt meta data) so i found keybaseio but iam not sure they encrypt metadata or no & its saving my contacts in plain text or no so yeah
What about metadata?
Like with most chat apps, the Keybase servers will see who you’re looking up.
For a given message, Keybase servers know who sent it, approximate size, who the recipients are, and an ID for the channel. All of this is a requirement for performance and (upcoming) mobile notifications.
It’s better than PGP because of many modern crypto best practices, easier and safer key management, and easier and safer identity lookups.
If your biggest fear is hiding whom you’re talking to, none of the apps mentioned on this page are safe unless you’re coming in over Tor, with no info connected to your real identity, in a library or cafe, and wearing a disguise.