A text message from Open is an invitation sent by an existing user that wants you to join Open. Open is a mobile messaging app that allows you to chat anonymously, safely and supportively with friends (i.e., people in your phone's Contacts list) and friends of friends (people in your friend's Contacts lists).
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. 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.
For more information on who you're chatting with in the app itself, please see our "Who am I chatting with?" section.