A text message from Open is an invitation sent by an existing user that wants you to join Open. Open is a messaging app that allows you to chat anonymously, safely and supportively with friends, friends of friends and people you may know.
Who sent the invitation?
All invitations are sent anonymously by someone that you may know, but we cannot share the phone number or identity of the person who invited you. Part of what makes Open a safe space is anonymity for all users. Being anonymous means being able to express yourself without any restraints.
If you received an invitation, it means someone that has your phone number in their Contacts list wants to communicate with you through our platform. After you join Open, the app will connect you as a “friend" on Open so that you can chat with them (and others). Here is a breakdown of who you are communicating with on Open:
- "Friends" are people that are either in your phone's Contacts list, or people that have your number saved in their phone's Contacts list.
- "Friends of friends" are people that are in the Contacts lists of your "Friends".
- "People you may know" are people in the Contacts list of your "Friends of friends".
(You'll see reference to each user-type at the top of each new conversation)
Note: you can decline an invitation and ensure that no future invitations are delivered to you by typing "x" in response to any text message invite from Open.