Minds Messenger was our original widget for users to directly communicate with one another in an encrypted chat. To use Messenger, just open the messenger widget and create a password. We recommend you to keep different passwords for your Minds account and your Messenger, as this will provide an extra layer of security, should your channel ever be compromised. We also recommend you store this somewhere secure, as it will NOT be stored on the site; resetting your Messenger password will clear your chat history. Passwords are required to ensure the privacy of your chats in case your channel is compromised. This password is known only by you, and is the only way to unlock your Messenger private key which is used to decrypt your private messages. Not even Minds has access to the contents of your chat.
Over time our goal is to phase out our legacy messenger in favor of Chat. However, for now you may still access messenger by going to Settings>Account>Messenger and checking the box labelled “show legacy messenger”.