Privacy-centric social networking

What is Kakapo?

Kakapos are a species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrots.

Kakapo is also a privacy-centric social network. Some people would say that's a contradiction in terms, but we think we can make it work.

Kakapo is a little different from other social networks: we don't profit from your information. In fact, we've designed Kakapo to make it impossible for us to profit from your information, even if we wanted to. We have no interest in being part of the surveillance economy.

How does it work?

There are three main ways that Kakapo preserves your privacy:

First, everything you share on the Kakapo network is encrypted on your device before it gets sent to our servers, and only the people that you share with are able to decrypt it. This means we can't see what you're sharing, which means that we can't mine it for valuable personal information, assemble a vast facial recognition database, or share it with "advertising partners".

Second, we only know you by a random 36-character series of letters and numbers called a globally unique identifier and we only log your IP address for the last minute or so of your activity (to help guard against abuse of the Kakapo network). So we can't tie your Kakapo identity to your real-world or online identities.

Finally, your social graph is stored on your device, not on our servers. We aren't interested in knowing who is connected to whom. When somebody shares something on the Kakapo network, we do have to store who it is shared by and with, but all we really know is that the user with ID "f8d2a8c5-ffec-426a-a587-301b86af769e" shared something with the user with ID "df15959f-2cc3-4917-89ef-50f6c5a23d0a".

For further details regarding what Kakapo stores on your device and what it stores on our servers, please see our privacy policy.

Get Kakapo

Adeona is currently only available for Android devices.

Kakapo is in closed beta testing. If you're interested in trying Kakapo out and providing some feedback, please send email to support@kakapo.app and we'll get you set up.


Please direct all enquiries to support@kakapo.app.