Point is a quick way to share and discuss what you find online.
What people are saying:
“Emailing a link now is the most frustrating thing in the world”
“I never knew I needed this app, until I had it. Now I can’t live without it.”
“I wish I thought of this. I can’t believe it hasn’t existed before.”
- Point uses the "All URLS" permission so that it can run the app on any page. This allows you to quickly and easily send a Point from any page and open Point chats alongside the page. Point does not use this to record your browsing history. It only saves the websites you send a Point chat from.
- Point uses the "Web Request" and "Web Request Blocking" permission only to intercept web requests to Point's website and servers so that it can securely send and receive your authentication info during login. It does not use this permission to record or manipulate your web browsing activity.
- Point uses the "Web Navigation" permission to hide an open Point chat when you leave the page it was started on.
- Point uses the "Cookies" permission only to track cookies you may have from visiting our website (getpoint.co) so that it can potentially show you a different login experience if you joined Point from an invite. These cookies may also be used to determine how you discovered Point in our analytics so that we can better understand the app's growth.
- Point uses the "Context Menus" permission to allow you to send a Point and add highlights from the context menu (accessed by right/control-clicking on a page).
- Point uses the "Tabs" and "Windows" permissions in order to open webpages with a Point you have sent or received. It also uses this to send new message updates to open chat pages.
- Point uses the "Storage" permission to store your account info (your login + friends list) securely in Chrome storage to keep you logged-in and allow you to immediately send a Point from any webpage.
- Point uses the "Notifications" permission to send you in-browser notifications when you receive points.
- Point uses the "Alarms" permission to periodically perform background maintenance (check for updates and synchronize your notifications)