Session - Private Messenger 17+

Send messages, not metadata

The Loki Project

    • Free

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Description

Session is a new breed of private messenger, built on a unique network of user-operated servers spread all over the world. With no central servers, Session can’t leak or sell your data. And with Session’s private routing protocols, your messages are completely anonymous. No one ever knows who you’re talking to, what you’re saying, or even your IP address.

• Fully anonymous account creation: No phone number or email needed to create a Session ID

• Decentralised server network: No data breaches, no central point of failure

• No metadata logging: Session doesn't store, track, or log your messaging metadata

• IP address protection: Device IP addresses are never exposed to the person you're talking to or the servers holding your data

• Closed groups: Private, end-to-end encrypted group chats for up to 100 people

• Secure attachments: Share voice snippets, photos, and files with Session's secure encryption and privacy protections

• Free and open-source: Don’t take our word for it — check Session's code yourself

Session is free as in free speech, free as in free beer, and free of ads and trackers. Session is built and maintained by the OPTF, Australia’s first privacy tech not-for-profit organisation. Take back your online privacy today — download Session.

Want to build from source, report a bug, or just take a look at our code? Check out Session on GitHub: https://github.com/loki-project/session-ios

What’s New

Version 2.1.1

Improvements:
• Added "documents" section in the all media screen for a conversation
• Added the ability to either block or delete message requests
• Updated the UI for media messages

Fixes:
• Fixed a number of bugs with calls
• Fixed some issues with how disappearing messages were behaving
• Fixed the 'None' notification sound setting
• Fixed a few minor Emoji Reacts bugs
• Fixed an issue where users could appear twice in the open group mention list
• Fixed some issues when the app was in the background

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
296 Ratings

296 Ratings

lilotter45 ,

Excellent messaging app

I have had this app since the day it was released and have been very pleased, and impressed, with its performance. I ran into some minor issues with push notifications being delayed on the earliest versions, but these were quickly remedied with new updates.

This isn’t the most feature-rich messenger out there and the Session IDs may not be for everyone, but if you’re looking for a well-performing app that subverts the big tech companies harvesting your data, you won’t find better. I fully expect that with time it will only get better.

I’ve been a believer in the Loki project since it got started and am really impressed with this product running on the network. As others have said, this is surely the future of secure communication.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback and support, it really means a lot!

twoshae9 ,

Awesome messenger

Knowing the vulnerabilities of conventional messengers, I’m very happy to see session come from Loki. I’ve been on boarding friends, it’s pretty easy to set up, and very intuitive to use thereafter. Great to see that privacy doesn’t have to be insanely complicated! Thanks for all the hard work!

Update: I’ve been having trouble getting notifications to work. Messages won’t appear until I open the app. Not sure if this is a bug, or stupidity on my part. Turned on notifications in settings for phone, and in app.

Update on update: issue seems resolved, and very well explained as to why push notifications weren’t used. The option to use them is now available. Really amazing work to session, and Loki. Keep it up!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback — glad to hear you're finding Session easy and intuitive, that's exactly what we're aiming for. There are some known issues with push notifications on iOS, but we believe we've identified the problem, and we're hoping to have a fix out soon.

Gary Yearn ,

Excellent app! But still some bugs.

I have known this app for many years and keep being fascinated by its cool UI and reliable encryption. I also invited my sister to download the app.

However, this app has some flickers when my sister uses it. The app does not push any notifications when it is opened in background while notifications can be received normally when the phone is locked. Also, the “ delete old open group messages “ function can not be off. Once I tried to shut it down, the app crashed and closed automatically.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback and review. For additional support, you can always reach out to our team here: https://sessionapp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

App Privacy

The developer, The Loki Project, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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