Minds Chat 17+

Chat securely with friends

Minds.org, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 26 Ratings
    • Free



Minds Chat is both a secure messenger and a team collaboration app that is ideal for group chats while remote working. This chat app uses end-to-end encryption to provide powerful video conferencing, file sharing and voice calls. It is integrated directly with Minds, an open source social networking application.

Minds Chat's features include:

- Advanced online communication tools

- Fully encrypted messages to allow safer corporate communication, even for remote workers

- Decentralized chat based on the Matrix open source framework

- Secure file sharing with encrypted data while managing projects

- Group Video chat with voice over IP and screen sharing

- Easy integration with your favorite online collaboration tools, project management tools, VoIP services and other team messaging apps

Minds Chat is different from other messaging and collaboration apps. It operates on Matrix, an open network for secure and decentralized communication. It allows self-hosting to give users maximum ownership and control of their data and messages.

Privacy and encrypted messaging:

Minds Chat protects you from unwanted ads, data mining and walled gardens. It also secures all your data, one-to-one video chats and voice communication through end-to-end encryption and cross-signed device verification.

Minds Chat gives you control over your privacy while allowing you to communicate securely with anyone on the Matrix network, or other business collaboration tools by integrating with productivity apps such as Slack.

Minds Chat can be self-hosted:

To allow more control of your sensitive data and conversations, Minds Chat can be self-hosted or you can choose any Matrix-based host - the standard for open source, decentralized communication. Minds Chat gives you privacy, security compliance and integration flexibility.

Own your data:

You decide where to keep your data and messages. Without the risk of data mining or access from third parties.

Open messaging and collaboration:

You can chat with anyone on the Matrix network, whether they’re using Minds Chat, Element, another Matrix app or even if they are using a different messaging app.

Super secure:

Real end-to-end encryption (only those in the conversation can decrypt messages), and cross-signed device verification.

Complete communication and integration:

Messaging, voice and video calls, file sharing, screen sharing and a whole bunch of integrations, bots and widgets. Build rooms, communities, stay in touch and get things done.

Pick up where you left off:

Stay in touch wherever you are with fully synchronised message history across all your devices and on the web at https://chat.minds.com.

What’s New

Version 1.8.12

Improvements and bug fixing

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Ison Acts ,

Add a video from my phone

How to add a video to minds from my phone!

Developer Response ,

Hi, if you are having upload issues, please let us know at info@minds.com and we'll look into it. Is your issue with Minds Chat or Minds itself? (as this review is on Minds Chat, which is separate from Minds). Thank you for review -Bashy

Jeremiah C ,

Best of both worlds…

Minds dedication to freedom of speech and data privacy is well-known. Matrix is fast becoming the de facto standard for decentralized and encrypted communication. Minds could have continued to invest in their own walled chat functionality of their platform. Instead, they did a power move and brought the [matrix] protocol and Element chat app into their ecosystem. It’s social media messaging meets email level interoperability. This is a move that is more game changing and impactful then Facebook buying WhatsApp. Walled gardens aren’t going up, they’re coming down. I hope researchers for big tech corporations and other independent platforms are observing and learning from the success of Minds and [matrix]. There are no losses here, only wins.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your feedback! We are glad you enjoy Minds Chat! -Bashy

Crusader702 ,

Goodbye Facebook!

This encrypted messaging app integrates into the MINDS social media. There are no intrusive contracts to sign and they don’t collect any of your data.

Developer Response ,

We are happy you enjoy our app! -Bashy

App Privacy

The developer, Minds.org, Inc., 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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