Offline Messaging

Bridgefy is a free messaging app that works without the Internet. Perfect for natural disasters, large events, and at school! Click here to learn how to make ANY mobile app work without the Internet.

How To Use Bridgefy


How does Bridgefy Work?

Bridgefy uses Bluetooth to send messages from your phone to your friends’, over a distance of 100 mts. / 330 ft. (a whole football field!). If you need to text someone that is more than 100 mts. / 330 ft. away, your message hops on other Bridgefy users’ phones until it reaches its destination!

We almost never know when we’re going to find ourselves without Internet access. Whether it’s a large event, a school, traveling abroad, rural location, a natural disaster, or a protest, Bridgefy’s got your back. Don’t wait until it’s too late to download it!

"Excellent! function perfectly without internet. 🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟 Congratulations to the Mexicans who created it!"

Camilo Franco

Google Play Review

"Excellent solution to use in any emergency."

Alejandra Lizarazu

Google Play Review

"Great app!Very useful app for densely populated areas."


Appstore Review

"Keeps getting better! The app keeps improving security and encryption — and also adding features."


Appstore Review


Bridgefy In The Press

Ukrainians Prepping For Internet Loss By Getting Apps For Offline, Private, Mesh Communications.
Some of the apps, like Bridgefy, use Bluetooth to create a mesh network that does not depend on a functioning internet and cannot be easily disrupted by authorities.


Feb 25, 2022 01:01pm EST

Ukrainians turn to encrypted messengers, offline maps and Twitter amid Russian invasion.
‍ Ukrainians have turned to offline mapping and encrypted communication apps in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country, which is displacingho have left their homes to eitherto neighboring countries.

Tech Crunch

May 28, 2022 12:36 PM CST

Democracy’s Digital Defenses.
New tools, many developed by the private sector, have the potential to thwart surveillance and disinformation by authoritarian governments

The Wall Street Journal

May 7, 2021 11:59 am ET

Hong Kong Protestors Using Mesh Messaging App
How do you communicate when the government censors the internet? With a peer-to-peer mesh broadcasting network that doesn't use the internet.


May 7, 2021 11:59 am ET

Offline message app downloaded over million times after Myanmar coup.
Offline messaging app Bridgefy said it was downloaded more than 1 million times in Myanmar...


May 7, 2021 11:59 am ET

The Mathematics of How Connections Become Global.
Percolation theory illuminates the behavior of many kinds of networks, from cell-phone connections to disease transmission.

Scientific American

May 7, 2021 11:59 am ET



How does the Bridgefy chat app work?

The Bridgefy app works thanks to the Bridgefy SDKwhich is basically software that makes any mobile app work without the Internet. Instead of using Internet or phone services (like SMS), the Bridgefy technology runs on Bluetooth Low-Energy. This means that it connects devices 100% without Internet, and can cover large distances.To learn more about the specific ways the Bridgefy App works, please read our blog article How To Use The Bridgefy Offline Messaging AppYou’ll be able to see illustrated examples of how the Bridgefy app has helped millions of people connect during concerts, festivals, sports events, natural disasters, and more!

Where can I download the Bridgefy app, and how do I start using the Bridgefy messaging app?

You can download the Bridgefy app on this page, or by simply looking for it on your phone’s app store, searching “Bridgefy” and downloading the Bridgefy chat app!Using the app is very simple. Once you’ve downloaded it on your Android or iOS device, make sure of the following: You have Internet access the very first time you open the app. This lets us activate the magic behind the app, a.k.a. the Bridgefy SDK. Once you’ve done this the very first time, you won’t need the Internet to use the Bridgefy app ever again!Bluetooth is turned on on your device. You have the latest version of the Bridgefy appRemember that you’ll then be able to text other Bridgefy users that are within 330 feet* from you!**Please DO NOT create an account on if you’re trying to use the messaging app; creating an account is for Bridgefy SDK developer access only.***This is an approximate based on testing and Bluetooth specifications. Distance can vary depending on physical conditions, hardware devices, and other potential external factors

Why is my friend not receiving my messages?

To make sure someone else can receive your Bridgefy messages, check that the following are true:That person is within 330 feet* of youYou both have the latest version of the Bridgefy appYou both have Bluetooth turned on. You both already opened Bridgefy while having access to the Internet at least once. There isn’t anything between you providing significant interference, such as large buildings *This is an approximate based on testing and Bluetooth specifications. Distance can vary depending on physical conditions, hardware devices, and other potential external factors.

Is the Bridgefy App safe to use?

Yes! We use the Signal Protocol, which is industry-leading encryption that allows you to share Bridgefy messages safely and privately. Please keep in mind that messages sent in the Broadcast section of the Bridgefy App, can be seen by all other Bridgefy users around you.

Why do you ask for access to my location services? (Android only)

Android users will see a prompt pop up when they’re first using the Bridgefy app, which asks for access to location permissions. This does not mean that we’re going to be tracking or using your location, it just means that the Android operating system requires it from us app developers that need to use the Bluetooth antenna on your phone.

Does Bridgefy work on my iPad?

Yes! Bridgefy works on any iOS device that runs at least iOS 13, and has the latest version of the Bridgefy app. iPhones, iPads, iPads Mini, and iPads Pro can all text each other without Internet using the Bridgefy app!


Does your company have a mobile app? Your tech development team can easily add the Bridgefy SDK to your app’s code, and make it work without Internet! Open up to new markets and revenue streams by being there for your users when your competitors are nowhere to be found.

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