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There are plenty of open-source options for encrypted chat, but Keybase sets itself apart by offering an interesting social media integration to its encrypted chat service.
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If you don’t already use Keybase, you will have to go through a few initial steps to get the app up and running for use on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Github, and HackerNews.
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The first thing you’ll need to do is download the app to your computer. Keybase is currently available on Mac, Linux, and Windows.
When you open the app the first time, it will ask if you want to install Keybase for use in the Terminal. Click Yes, Install and proceed to sign up for a free account.
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To use Keybase on the various social media sites, you will need to verify your accounts through the desktop app. The way that Keybase does this by getting you to post something publicly on Twitter, Facebook, or whichever site you want to verify. Keybase says that you should not delete your post, explaining that it’s used by other users to verify it.
Do this by going to your profile and...
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