But as activity in the app slowed, Secret co-founders David Byttow and Chrys Bader were working on the second version of the service — and it might be the thing that brings Secret back to life.Secret 2.0 for i Phone and Android is a faster, more text-based version of the service that puts a new emphasis on chat.The Online Hotline works like other instant messaging and online chat systems, but with enhanced security measures.You'll enter a private chat with a trained RAINN support specialist and chat live by typing messages back and forth.Gone are the slow-loading square photos overlaid with words; in their place is a Twitter-like feed with snippets of text.You can still add a photo to your post, but it appears in a circular thumbnail next to the text.Other typical venues are “bath houses” and adult bookstores.
It may be a normal part of life experience at some point or it may be a compulsive, destructive pattern.
In addition, each chat is overseen by a highly trained Online Hotline Supervisor to ensure all visitors have a positive and helpful hotline experience.
When you are done chatting with the support specialist, you have the opportunity to leave feedback for RAINN about your experience with the Online Hotline. User feedback helps us to continuously improve the Online Hotline and offer a service that best fits our users’ needs.
The service is completely anonymous and confidential—we will never ask you for any information that would identify who you are.
You can feel free to share as much or as little as you like with us. You can take comfort in knowing that RAINN’s Online Hotline support specialists are trained to meet the unique needs of survivors.