Silly mistakes people make when using privatenoter

Privatenote is a handy tool that lets you send notes that self-destruct after being read. This allows you to securely share sensitive info without getting into the wrong hands. While Privatenote is very simple to use, people sometimes make silly mistakes that undermine the privacy and security it provides.

  1. Not double-checking the link before sending 

After you create a private note, Privatenote generates a unique link to access it. Before sending this link, always double-check that it’s correct. A small typo could send your private info to the wrong person! Carefully examine the URL and ensure it matches the one provided by Privatenote.

  1. Accidentally pasting the note contents instead of the link

When sending a Privatenote link, be careful not to paste the actual contents of your private note instead accidentally. The note text should never be shared directly, only the particular self-destructing link. Double-check what you’ve pasted before hitting send.

  1. Sharing Privatenote links over insecure channels 

Only share Privatenote links through secure, encrypted messaging apps and services. Avoid sending them via unencrypted SMS, email, or public social media posts. Your private link could be intercepted by hackers or seen by unintended parties.

  1. Not setting an expiration time  

Privatenote lets you choose how long your note link will remain active before expiring. Remember to set a reasonable expiration window, like a few hours or days. Leaving it open indefinitely increases the chances the link could fall into the wrong hands.

  1. Setting too long of an expiration 

An expiration time of a month or year is too long for a Privatenote link containing sensitive info. Stick to short expiration windows of a few hours to a couple of days maximum. This limits the damage if your link is ever exposed.

  1. Reusing note links

Each private note you create has its unique link that only works once before self-destructing. Never reuse an old link – it won’t work, and the old note content will be gone forever. Make sure to create a new note with a new link each time.

  1. Thinking Privatenote encrypts files/attachments

Currently, Privatenote only allows self-destructive text notes to be sent. While they are working on adding support for files and attachments, this has yet to be available. Don’t try to share sensitive files or media through Privatenote right now For more info about privnot visit

  1. Not keeping your copy

After the Privatenote link is opened, the contents are gone forever. There’s no way to recover a note once it self-destructs. If you need to keep a copy of your shared info, manually save it elsewhere before sending the link.

  1. Assuming Privatenote notes are 100% private

While Privatenote provides good privacy for everyday use, there are more complete privacy and security solutions. The company could access note contents on their servers. For the most sensitive info, use end-to-end encryption as well.

  1. Not reporting Privatenote security issues

If you ever encounter a bug or security hole in Privatenote, immediately report it to the company. Please don’t assume they already know about it. Promptly reporting issues helps keep Privatenote secure for everyone.

You can use Privatenote more safely and securely by avoiding these common silly mistakes. Extra caution goes a long way in protecting your private information from prying eyes. Stick to these best practices, and Privatenote will serve you well.

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Donald C. Mullins