Everything you need to know about the Private Space feature
Before starting, please note that both you and your partner need aBond Touch bracelet to use the Bond Touch app properly. And if you prefer, we’ve made short videos with quick tips to show you around. You can watch them when you enter your Private Space for the first time and you can always review them on Bond Touch's settings: just click on "WATCH these quick tips!" to get started.
How can I access my Private Space?
To enter your Private Space, click on the small Private Space icon located on the top right, next to the Next Encounter button.
Our app will ask which authentication method you prefer: Face ID, Touch ID, double-tapping your Bond Touch Module or Passcode.
If your chosen authentication method fails, you'll be asked for the passcode that you chose when you set up.
Besides this you're also asked to add your email just in case you'll be recovering your You'll also be asked to add your email, just in case you need to recover your password later on. Keep in mind, we won't send any confirmation email after the setup. Later on, you can always change the email associated to your account by heading to the Bond Touch App settings, tapping on "Email address" and providing a new email address. Just tap "done" and you’re done. 😊
Once you enter your Private Space, you’ll be in a safe space just for the two of you. You'll get to access your chat history, including messages, touch history, shared photos and Secret Photos.
Inside the Private Space, anything you send or receive appears in chronological order. And, to protect your privacy, all of your messages and touches disappear after 72 hours.
How can I send photos to my partner?
To send any type of photos, click on the small camera icon you’ll find on the left of your messaging field, both in your Private Space feed and inside the Shared Gallery. From here you can choose to either send a photo from your camera roll or take a new photo. Now, just choose to share a photo by dragging the arrow button to the left or share a Secret Photo by dragging it to the right.
How can I see my Shared gallery?
You can see your Shared Gallery by clicking your partner's profile photo. The easiest way to find it is on your Dashboard or on the top of your Private Space feed. But if you have a photo on your Private Space feed, click its thumbnail preview and that will also get you there.
How does the Shared gallery work?
You can save up to 10 photos in the Shared Gallery: this is a space for your favorite memories, snapshots, and pics. To save a photo, just click on the small bookmark icon on the bottom right corner that you’ll see when you open it. Remember that, for your safety and privacy, all photos that aren't saved disappear after 72 hours.
You can keep track of how many photos you’ve saved by looking at the number on the bookmark icon. Once you’ve saved 10 photos, it’s really easy to delete an old picture to make space for more.
How can I open a Secret Photo?
A Secret Photo will appear on your Private Space feed as a small heart icon. To open it, tap and hold the heart icon until you're prompted for your authentication (either Face ID, Touch ID, double-tapping your Bond Touch or passcode). These photos cannot be saved and after 24 hours, they're gone forever. They’ll be your little, ephemeral secret. 😎
What's the difference between a Shared Photo and a Secret?
As the name suggests, a Secret Photo is a secret! And a shared one isn’t.
Don't worry, this doesn't mean that anybody other than you two have access to shared photos. It’s just that Secrets are only accessible through a discreet icon and require authentication to see. Shared photos have a large preview and don't require authentication.
Besides this, Secret Photos only stick around for 24h while Shared Photos will stay for 72h - unless one of you saves them in your shared gallery.
Can my partner take a screenshot of my photos?
Some of the photos that you choose to share as Secret Photos are best kept that way. We understand.
That’s why we try our hardest to make it impossible to screenshot:
- If you're on iOS you'll be notified if your partner screenshots any Secret Photo or Shared Photo you send. A notification will appear as a small camera icon next to whatever Secret or Shared Photo was screenshotted, on your Private Space timeline.
- On an Android smartphone, screenshots are disabled altogether. This means if one of you is on Android, you won’t be able to screenshot at all.
Besides this, both you and your partner will be notified if either of you screenshots anything inside your Private Space.
I forgot my Private Space passcode, what should I do?
To reset your Private Space passcode, go to the Bond Touch’s app settings. On the Private Space section, click Change Passcode. Now click the Reset Passcode and ask for a new passcode to be sent via email. Just check your inbox, and you should find an email that lets you reset your passcode.