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 10 people
• Secure attachments: Share voice snippets, photos, and files with Session's secure encryption and privacy protections
• Multi-device syncing: One Session ID for your phone and computer
• 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 Loki Foundation, 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
• Joining open groups didn't work for some users. It should now be much more reliable.
• When you unlink a device you want it to be gone. Preferably permanently. Devices now don't come back after you unlink them.
• Fixed an issue where some of your messages could be missing after leaving and re-joining an open group.
• Fixed open group messaging from a linked device.
• Open group names and logos now update correctly.
• When someone messages you in a closed group you will now correctly see their profile picture.
• Your profile picture should now sync across correctly when linking a device.
• When your clock is out of sync with the Service Node network that's a problem. The app now tells you when this is the case.
• Fixed an encryption issue that could prevent some users from sending messages.
• Unknown contacts now no longer show up when creating a closed group.
• The app now guards against Service Nodes specifying an unreasonably high proof of work requirement.
• Some users reported the app crashing when searching in group chats. This has now been fixed.
• Fixed a crash that could happen after opening a notification.
• The share screen now shows the correct contacts.
• Overhauled database handling resulting in a more performant and reliable experience.
• The app now makes better use of multithreading, making everything smoother.
• Photos taken with the in-app camera could be rather blurry. The quality should be a lot better now.
• All mentions are now styled the same.
• Building the app from source is now considerably easier.
• Some protocol changes to ensure compatibility with the upcoming desktop refactor.
• Minor UI improvements.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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.
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.
App is slick, love the privacy!
It’s high time we can interact without some corporation or entity somehow learning everything about us, and Session delivers.
No phone number or email on signup, which took 0 seconds. Nobody in my business or my personal life. I’ll be migrating my small business team here and then chipping away at my friends as well, starting at the early adopters.
It’s a new app and I wouldn’t call it a finished product at this point. But if you value your privacy and data more than the bells & whistles that haven’t yet arrived, then it’s already there.
- Rangeproof PTY LTD
- 100.5 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Shona, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2020 Loki Foundation
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.