ID Connections allows you to optionally associate your phone number with your Wickr ID. It allows people who already have your phone number to find you on Wickr Me without knowing your Wickr ID. Your phone number is locally encrypted on your device so no one can see your information, but people can still search for you by the number that you opt in.
When you use this feature, we disguise your contact information with multiple rounds of salted cryptographic hashing before storing on our servers. This way, you can let your friends search for you on Wickr without revealing your contact information to us. If you use ID Connections to associate your phone number with your Wickr ID, we use a third party service Twilio to deliver a confirmation SMS to you, but that party will not receive any information about you other than your phone number, and the SMS message itself will contain no information except a confirmation link.
This feature is optional, and you can always turn it off when you no longer want it active.
NOTE: Another way you can connect with your friends is with an SMS or email using "+Invite Contacts" to send your Wickr ID to the phone contacts of your choice, to begin communicating in Wickr. You will need to give permission to see contacts to the Wickr app to use this feature.
For more information on inviting your email/phone contacts, please see: