Why would I use this?

When you send people passwords and private links via email or chat, there are copies of that information stored in many places. If you use a one-time link instead, the information persists for a single viewing which means it can't be read by someone else later. This allows you to send sensitive information in a safe way knowing it's seen by one person only. Think of it like a self-destructing message.

Can I retrieve a secret that has already been shared?

Nope. We display it once and then delete it. After that it's gone forever.

How long do you keep non-viewed secrets?

We keep secrets for up to 7 days and after that they are deleted automatically and gone forever. (Note: by the time you read a secret, it's already deleted from our servers.)