Meet Wickr, the latest messaging client to land on iOS. Like most other messaging platforms, it allows you to send texts, pictures and videos for free to anyone else using the service.

But unlike other platforms, Wickr is outfitted with “military grade” encryption and other features that make it one of the most secure messaging systems on Apple’s mobile OS…

Wickr was created by a team of security experts to provide users with top-notch privacy while sending and receiving messages. Aside from its high-end encryption, the app also removes metadata from video and image files, and allows you to place ‘self destruct timers’ on outgoing messages.

Don’t worry, anything deleted by the application gets overwritten with so much unreadable text, that it becomes impossible to forensically recover. And the team is working on a feature that will notify you if the person on the receiving-end of a message uses their screenshot function.

While I myself don’t personally have a need for an overly-encrypted messaging client like this, I’m sure there are plenty of people that do. And between its features and fair price tag, Wickr is definitely worth taking a look at. If you’re interested, you can find Wickr in the App Store, for free.

What do you think of Wickr?

[TheVerge]