Signal - Private Messenger

Signal - Private Messenger

  • Category: Social Networking
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 2.19.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Open Whisper Systems
  • Compatibility: Android
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5,151 Ratings
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Signal - Private Messenger App

Privacy is possible. Signal makes it easy. Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real-time with all of your friends at once, and share media and other files with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data. • Say Anything - Signal uses an advanced end-to-end encryption protocol that provides privacy for every message every time. • Open Source - Signal is Free and Open Source, enabling anyone to verify its security by auditing the code. Signal is the only private messenger that uses open source and peer-reviewed cryptographic protocols to keep your messages safe. • Be Yourself - Signal uses your existing phone number and address book. There are no separate logins, usernames, passwords, or PINs to manage or lose. • Group Chat - Signal allows you to create encrypted groups so that you can have private conversations with all of your friends at once. Not only are the messages encrypted, but the Signal server never has access to any group information like the membership list, group title, or group icon. • Fast - The Signal protocol is designed to operate in the most constrained environment possible. Messages are delivered quickly and reliably. • Speak Freely - Make crystal-clear voice and video calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges. For support, questions, or more information, please visit: http://support.signal.org Source code: https://github.com/WhisperSystems/Signal-iOS Follow us on Twitter (@WhisperSystems) for all of the latest updates and announcements.

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Signal - Private Messenger app reviews

  • Love the app 4/5

    By S.P.M.
    But please make a dark mode option my friends are threatening to switch back to Threema. Also the app itself needs password lock. Many thanks for all that you do.
  • PHONE NUMBER DEFEATS PRIVACY 1/5

    By Terry Urich
    Why require my phone number? Phone numbers are attached to names and credit card info! Create a private key and a hash!
  • The Best Out There 4/5

    By Shufei
    Signal is definitely top drawer. It’s the only app anyone with sense ought to use to communicate. After all, it’s endorsed by whistleblowers who put their neck on the block. Get Signal. Use Signal. There are quibbles: Signal still relies too much on Contacts. And the iOS app doesn’t verify well, nor allow much in the way of dropping phone numbers. As well, there is STILL no iPad version. Please, for the love of Heaven, throw an iPad UI out there!
  • Faceid 1/5

    By Asya1
    Where is Face ID or password lock?
  • Great app 5/5

    By Bajimer
    As the title says. Works awesome, great privacy and controls. Thank you all for the hard work. ❤️❤️
  • Great app, one suggestion 4/5

    By daltonsolo
    PLEASE add a lock screen feature, for mobile and desktop. I want to be able to lock my app after a specified time period and have to enter a pin or fingerprint to get back in. In a secure messaging app that is essential to be able to keep prying eyes out. For example when I let people use my computer, I usually have signal open 24/7 and they could just open it up and look at my messages. I would love for it to lock whenever i am away for a time.
  • Like it 5/5

    By future way
    Hi I like this app but never let me chose more pictures once! I like it but people didn’t know this app very much! I like it but ur design very simple I like it because it’s Safe and this issue is very important 😍 Please adv for this app till people know more about this app and ability of it.
  • Great App 4/5

    By michael12345!@#$%
    This is a very secure app and I love it. Keep up the great work.
  • Links Aren’t Being Underlined 3/5

    By JuanChocoPlasta
    Links to websites or videos Aren’t Being Underlined so that one can simply tap it to visit it.
  • Love it 5/5

    By Brujaloca
    Fast easy to use private!
  • Some kinks to work out... 2/5

    By leviandbetsy
    I don’t need the app to tell me “New Message!” and then in a separate alert give me the same notification with the actual message. Also, I don’t need a notification when I myself am the one who sent the message to the group. C’mon, guys... this shouldn’t be a difficult fix. Please work out these silly notification problems.
  • Awesome! 4/5

    By Starting to hate this app
    I really like and appreciate this app, the encryption is great and the features are nice. Suggestion: can we get a dark theme?
  • Private contact list 4/5

    By rkgdroid
    Signal should have its own rudimentary editable contact list that does not require access to the phone’s native contact app. One that is password secured would be even nicer.
  • Excellent 5/5

    By G17_____
    Hope development will continue at the same level of functionality and quality.
  • Screenshot 4/5

    By 196683
    The app is wonderful. However I suggest that Signal could be better if they allowed for customers to see who screen shoots a message. That functionality would make everything super great.
  • Thumbs UP 5/5

    By Kalinbg
    Great app. Works better than viber for me
  • Excellent messaging app! 5/5

    By B_Smith1214
    Really love the disappearing messages feature on here! Super cool.
  • Please!To support landscape is nessary when i use the BT keyboard! 5/5

    By Cosmo Julis
    Please supporting landscape in chat view controller!
  • Best Secure Calling App 4/5

    By WhosApp
    I trust this waymore than other messaging apps and i really hope it stays this way. Its easy to get friends using... altho we def miss the random codewords. I wish those stayed even if theyre not functional... they were fun haha Call quality is excellent. Better than regular phone, better than the crapy voip my company uses, waybetter than telegram, and way more trustworthy than skype/whatsApp. The only nuance id like to see improved - horizontal typing?! As in - flipping the screen sideways to type like the old Sidekick phones. iPhone seems to struggle w glitches on this but i much prefer it. iMessage & telegram & wApp allow this. Thanks whisper Signal team!!
  • Ringtone 4/5

    By Octocroco
    When someone calls it sounds great but when I call someone the ringing is grating. Please change the ringing sound on outbound calls. Love the app!
  • Amazing App, great features! 5/5

    By MonoSolid
    Please add numerical or thumb print access to enter app.
  • Privacy versus anonymity 5/5

    By MRI22
    Signal is great for privacy of communications. If you want anonymity use a burner phone.
  • Missing incoming messages 1/5

    By mbizup
    This app LOSES incoming messages (Google this issue before installing). As a minimum, a messaging app should reliably send and receive messages.
  • So many issues. 1/5

    By E. Marie C.
    App was being buggy so I deleted and re-downloaded and can no longer send messages via mobile, only on desktop. I can still read incoming messages which is so frustrating. I’ve wasted so much time trying to fix this and have gotten no help from the developers.
  • Great but iOS needs a few things 4/5

    By Ohgoditsjordan
    I love this app, especially in this day and age, but coming from an android to an iPhone, there are a few things I really hate. If I’m on the phone, I can’t open and look at texts - why? This is the only messaging system I’ve seen that does that. Also my custom ringtones never stick no matter how many times I add them. Another thing, when I want to send a picture, I would love to attach a message to it instead of sending a separate text. One final thing, if someone texts you multiple times, instead of a new notification for every message, why not condense them into one?
  • More security apps please! 5/5

    By Gobotunus
    Thank you for making this.
  • Wish I could give it five stars 4/5

    By Pkershaw
    Love it. Recommending it to all friends I need to communicate privately with. But why on earth does it not have password and Touch ID access? Glaring deficiency. Please guys, very important that you include it. Without it it's hard to consider it truly secure.
  • Totally excellent 5/5

    By A.Q.Franke
    I really appreciate this service.
  • Excellent App. Needs Mac Desktop App Similar to Telegram 5/5

    By Occasional Insomniac
    Can't say enough good about this app. Love it. iPhone = 5 stars. I'd give the Mac desktop 3.5 stars though, because it's just a Chrome extension that is a little buggy, requiring a restart it two nearly every day. Telegram had a terrific desktop app, but I prefer the Signal system far more, particularly how you can sync your keys so that an encrypted chat with someone can be read from either device. I also prefer that Signal is always encrypted, no other option. I can't think of why I'd want another option. So, overall, Signal is THE choice. I just wish they'd develop a better Mac Desktop solution.
  • Best privacy option BUT... 2/5

    By Arclone
    There are a few small but important things that should’ve been no-brainers right from the start, and while I do think this is absolutely the best private secure messenger of its kind, I do not particularly enjoy using it because.... I almost never hear it. The default notification sound is subtle, and there is no way whatsoever to set your own tone. Fix that and I’ll fix my rating. Other things that would be nice: the ability to see when someone is typing a reply, large emoji without the text bubble backgrounds, fingerprint and/or passcode app locking and the ability to export media and conversations. Get all this in order and you’ll have a pretty well rounded user experience.
  • Great App 5/5

    By NewtToot
    Have been able to text my son while he was in France for school. Messages delivered promptly. Would recommend to anyone needing an app not wanting to go thru usual cellphone provider.
  • I wish 4/5

    By Jegfhefvyf
    The only thing I wish is they have recall the message, you know how much typo and how fast we send out the messages. If it has options of recall and delete sent messages would be perfect like WeChat.
  • Absolutely love it 5/5

    By Alex9048
    Absolutely love the app and service. Best app for end-to-end encrypted chat. But... why no share sheet extension? I'm dying for a share sheet extension 🙏 I can't replace Messages with this without one :( I don't wanna copy and paste links constantly like an animal.
  • Signal is great! Snowden-approved! 5/5

    By paulfan12345
    Everyone should have this installed on their phone. Use Signal. Your privacy matters.
  • Need multi-device support!! 4/5

    By JayDayayay
    Very, very happy with Signal after using many different messenger apps, BUT I chat using my iPad and iPhone about 50/50. PLEASE add multi-device capability and I will love and endorse Signal 100%!!!
  • The absolute best privacy app!!! 5/5

    By Jessehunts1
    Don’t even look around, just stop and download this now! It’s used by professionals who demand privacy, and recommended by those in the know.
  • Username or non phone number identifier 2/5

    By Review4556
    Until this app allows registering with a username or email address instead of phone # it fails at its core mission of private communications. Needs default disappearing message timer and use up less screen space when using disappearing messages. Requiring a phone number is not in the spirit of zero-knowledge.
  • Missing feature 4/5

    By Cepcer
    I use Signal, mostly for confidential communication at work. It seems odd to me, that an app focused on secure messaging, doesn't have pin code, or biometric security, to open the app. Add that, and it is easily 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Nice app, but lacks basic features compared to competition 2/5

    By eccentricglow_
    I wanted to like this app, but after switching phones and realizing that I’d lose all of my message history made this app a complete no-go for me. WhatsApp has many more features and has an option to backup messages to iCloud (I’m aware this may defeat the point of security, but I attempt to keep that account as secure as possible). WhatsApp also has more granular features such as stats, settings, more options for saving media, and a full desktop app while Signal relies on a Chrome extension. If this app offered a way to export/import conversations on iOS and more options to handle media like adding a feature to auto save to camera roll or a gallery feature, I would consider returning.
  • Message Not Showing Up 4/5

    By Anony 4
    When I’m in the cell network (not WiFi) and using my VPN app, Signal doesn’t display my messages, although the new message notification pops up. To get to the message I have to either disable the VPN app or wait till I get to a WiFi. Also, it would helpful to have more than one notification sound (to assign different ringtones to different contacts). Other than that, keep up the good work!
  • Can I give it negative stars? 1/5

    By hoorayberet00
    The Signal app only allows users to have the app on one mobile device and a desktop device. But folks are not using desktop devices any more. They are being replaced with iPads or tablets. Please consider allowing use on iPhone, iPad and an Apple Watch. Thank you.
  • great app 5/5

    By neverknowsbest46
    does what it needs to do.
  • Fantastic app for iPhone, just needs an iPad app 4/5

    By greatcaffeine
    Signal is great, and you can use it almost anywhere, except natively on an iPad.
  • Safer and more secure 5/5

    By neurobon3
    Take that, big brother!
  • In China so far so good 4/5

    By ondroad2
    WhatsApp is blocked by China and WeChat run by big brother. Hope signal can hang in there.
  • Content user 5/5

    By JustinianTheGreat
    Excellent app! Works just as promised. Now I can stay in touch with my friends without wondering Who might be monitoring.
  • Needs iOS sharing integration 3/5

    By therandar
    I have to use this app because it's the one my friends use (Android Fanboys), but I find the lack of iOS sharing integration so annoying. If there is a security reason for not supporting this feature that would be understandable, but I can't find any explanation for the missing feature.
  • Glad a friend turned me onto this.... 5/5

    By pmulz
    And I’m not talking about heroin. Forget all that WhatsSnapinVibiMessangr BS. Trade in trendiness for encryption & security...
  • Violation of Apple Developer Policy 1/5

    By iCant_11
    I downloaded this app but never set it up. It violated the App Store policies by assigning itself video call privileges over and above FaceTime with no warnings to me nor actions on my part whatsoever. Bye Felicia.
  • Good BUT...why no passphrase?? 3/5

    By MindfulOfBugs
    The main reason to use this messenger is for privacy. So why doesn’t the iOS version have the passphrase option?

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