Signal is a messaging app with privacy at its core. It is free and easy to use, with strong end-to-end encryption that keeps your communication completely private.
• Send texts, voice messages, photos, videos, GIFs, and files for free. Signal uses your phone’s data connection, so you avoid SMS and MMS fees.
• Call your friends with crystal-clear encrypted voice and video calls. Group calls supported for up to 40 people.
• Stay connected with group chats up to 1,000 people. Control who can post and manage group members with admin permission settings.
• Share image, text, and video Stories that disappear after 24 hours. Privacy settings keep you in charge of exactly who can see each Story.
• Signal is built for your privacy. We know nothing about you or who you’re talking to. Our open source Signal Protocol means that we can’t read your messages or listen to your calls. Neither can anyone else. No back doors, no data collection, no compromises.
• Signal is independent and not for profit; a different kind of tech from a different kind of organization. As a 501c3 nonprofit we are supported by your donations, not by advertisers or investors.
• For support, questions, or more information please visit https://support.signal.org/
To check out our source code, visit https://github.com/signalapp
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• We updated the contact sharing interface, so now you can send your friend the info for your favorite interior decorator on a screen that has already been redecorated. You can still select which fields to share for maximum feng shui too.
Ratings and Reviews
Double Update..? (Yet Again)
Not sure whether anyone else experiences this for each and every update, but I received a notification re an update Tuesday this week, which I dutifully downloaded and then opened briefly.. I then checked in to the AppStore this morning to see if any updates are available and see the same update once more requiring download and install.
I have reported this behaviour previously and the response I received from the Devs was that this would be expected behaviour if I were on the Beta channel... but I’m not. I am however in the U.K. which is why I am especially anxious as to whether there is any less than subtle replacing of trusted binaries taking place, given one can’t exactly readily check for reproducible build and sideload having confirmed checksums...
I therefore ask again, particularly in light of further overtures in certain quarters about bypassing Signals security by circumventing authentication in group chats (for eg;) can an explanation be provided for this persistent, recurrent behaviour as lack of the same is making me question the integrity of this App.
The best messaging app out there!
I switched away from WhatsApp because of growing privacy concerns. So I started using Signal because of how private and secure it is. After using it for about a month, I can confidently say that it’s a fantastic app and is in my opinion, the best alternative messaging app for WhatsApp.
Facebook is the biggest criminal when it comes to stealing user data, and since WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, our information and messages have only become more vulnerable. It is imperative that all of us start taking greater care of our online privacy. This will only become more clear as time goes on.
I would totally recommend Signal to everyone because of its simple user interface, its smooth animations, its ease of use, and also because of its underrated commitment to user privacy and security. I haven’t looked back on WhatsApp and I don’t regret my switch. I’m certain that you will feel the same!
Good privacy but missing some features
This is a solid instant messaging app with an emphasis on privacy and security. WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, the worst company on the planet, who allow racism, sexism and the corruption of democracy through lies and fake news to proliferate and they've proved time and again that as long as the dollars keep rolling in they absolutely don't care about any of those things.
There are some features in Signal that are missing though. Image and video management are abysmal. In every other messaging app you have a MANAGE feature where you can select exactly the images you want the app to have access to and therefore to share. With Signal, almost unbelievably, there's no such feature. You cannot select new images to share within the app but instead have to manually select them from your photo roll then send them to your Signal contacts in order to share them - either that or open up every single one of your images and videos to the Signal app, which seems to run counter to notions of good privacy.
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