Signal - Private Messenger

Signal - Private Messenger

  • Category: Social Networking
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 2.18.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Open Whisper Systems
  • Compatibility: Android
4,605 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 your friends at once, and share media all 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 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 you can have private conversations with all your friends at once. Not only are the messages encrypted, but the Signal server never has access to any group metadata such as the membership list, group title, or group icon. • Fast - The Signal protocol is designed to operate in the most constrained environment possible. Using Signal, messages are instantly delivered to friends. • 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: Source code: Follow us on Twitter (@WhisperSystems) for all of the latest updates and announcements.


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Signal - Private Messenger app reviews

  • The best encrypted message out there, but... 4/5

    By runginator
    It seems odd that such a privacy - focused app doesn't have a biometric lock option. Please add Face ID / Touch ID support! Also the ability to remove people from groups should be possible.
  • Amazing app, but missing features 5/5

    By xHolmeZx78
    This app is amazing, nice secure messaging made easy. however this app on iOS is missing a bunch of features that are standard on the Android platform. 1. Dark mode, i love the darker colors rather the plan white and blue boarders 2. Being able to lock and secure the app with a pin, password or touch/face ID. Please implement these standard features for iOS ASAP!!!!
  • Review 5/5

    By Nawtimpressed
    I trust this app to keep my conversations private
  • Great app 5/5

    By SayXyzzy
    The things that are keeping me from getting others to use it are lack of landscape mode and lack of ipad support.
  • Great app! 5/5

    By Assfsggnvgjnih
    Everything about this app is perfect, FaceTime and phone calls always sound great. Only suggestion is if they could find a way to prevent the phone from being able to take a snapshot while in the app.
  • Respectable and Approachable Solution to Secure Communication 5/5

    Signal is a great blend between hyper-paranoid messaging and usability. I hope that it can keep up this nice mix of the two into the future. Keep it up 👍
  • Iphone X update? 3/5

    By mikey_n
    Is it coming?
  • Great app BUT need option to choose alert sound 5/5

    By Scatterwitts
    My very quiet dog only barks if someone rings the doorbell or if I get a message on Signal because my partner made the mistake of forgetting his keys & sending a message for me to buzz him in. It only took twice for Freddy to learn that sound means ‘papa’ is home. Please, I need more notification sounds, please.
  • Best messaging app 5/5

    By Jake 9253
    Hands down.
  • Not As Good As Wickr, Period 4/5

    By JuanChocoPlasta
    It’s not as: good, private, free, smooth, practical, and creative as Wickr. E.g. Wickr has it’s own patents on it’s technology. And no backdoor. The most important distinction is Wickr doesn’t require an active phone number! Signal seems to be copying Apple’s iMessage. It’s slower & blockier than iMessage & not quite as free and private as iMessage because again Signal requires an active phone number.
  • Notification not working right 3/5

    By hannlm85
    It seems to work ok to send. Nobody sent me a message back yet. But, when I send messages, a little while later, it gives a notification that I got a new message. I never did. It's only picking up that I sent one. This happened at least three times over a few days. It shouldn't tell me I got a new message if I didn't.
  • Great for texting .... but no notification if you quit using 2/5

    By Catelab
    This is a dependable texting app IF you keep it forever, but if you ever delete it or stop using, people can continue to send you communications, believing you’re receiving them, and no message that your messages are not getting relayed is conveyed to the sender, alerting them to try another communication medium. Should have a “bounced communication” feature.
  • Ok 3/5

    By amashoppo
    It’s ok. I can’t say that anything is wrong with the app but there a few things that makes me prefer Threema. Signal misses date stamps on each message, it looks too much like iMessage, and there is no way of customizing the UI. I hope they at least add a dark mode. I also prefer Threema because it is not tied to a phone number.
  • Really solid. Be secure, easily 5/5

    By Indiejeep
    Industry standard encryption in an easy package. There is no excuse to use crappy, insecure messaging clients that just scrub your messages to sell to advertisers, steal location data, or simply expose your private chats to others partyies—not when Signal is so easy. I’m glad they added in the message destruction functionality. That really makes for a more casual chat.
  • Needs Username or email signup option 2/5

    By Review4556
    Why refuse to entertain no phone number option?? Privacy app should have option to signup with username or email not only telephone number. A lot of negative space when using timed messages doesn't need the extra space and hourglass after each message. Add default option for all messages expiring and time then can set individual time per conversation if needed.
  • iPad support 1/5

    By N/A 1234
    Nearly 400 million iPads (and growing) and yet no support for iPad with landscape mode
  • Not optimized for the X 4/5

    By Imnotnice
    Great app. But still has not been optimized for the X.
  • Keep Your Info Your Info 5/5

    By neonlaundry
    No reason to log your conversations on some server to be harkened back to in some litigation or for some future employer to scrutinize. If you value your privacy, use Signal.
  • Great private messenging 5/5

    By MaddenW
    The one to use
  • Requires access to contacts 1/5

    By Asianexpat
    So much for privacy if it requires access to your contacts. Will not work without access to contacts list. Note before downloading app! Nothing private about an app that requires access to contacts to work properly.
  • I like it 5/5

    By stonegem kk
    Overall very simple process when you get the hang of it its perfect for private conversations, (suspicious wives beware! Lol) I enjoy it and would recommend it to others
  • Love it 5/5

    By Hick_country
    I use it all the time.
  • 11/5 stars 5/5

    By 618151728
    Best messaging app ever!
  • Kind of unusable now at least on IOS 2/5

    By Jabber-Jaw
    Used to work ok but now, after a few consecutive updates, it’s freezing a lot after minutes of video chatting :(
  • Solid. Request: PIN to access. 5/5

    By John_KPA
    Works, no issues. Thankful this exists.
  • Good App , could be better 4/5

    By Mexicomank
    As a iMessage user with some friends and a signal user with other I believe if they copied or mimicked the liking , loving , laughing , questioning , exclamation , and disliking feature and link previews the app would be perfect . Pretty much what I am saying is more social interaction features
  • Best Privacy App Yet 5/5

    By Snap_Chats989
    This is simply the best privacy app with everything neatly bundled into it. It has a nice authentication feature, sms & mms messaging & disappearing messages with people [to keep them clean if you’d like], calls, and keeps it all private, app switch privacy [keeping the screen blank for privacy while switching apps so wandering eyes cannot see the screen], and many more features packed into this powerhouse. To anyone experiencing any issues with calls, make sure your notifications are on and properly set with the app, and look into the settings in the app itself and it easily shows how to have your calls show up with the name [if you would like to] or just a call without a name. The settings are a breeze and make it very easy to understand. Very rarely you’ll have to re-register for push notifications, but that’s also very easily accomplished. If I could rate higher than 5 stars I would. 10 stars out of 5 stars is more like it...
  • Almost great... needs to support iPhone X 3/5

    By Matt99123w
    It’s almost great, just needs to be a better iOS citizen. iPhone X support, share sheet support and native iPad support would move it up to 5 stars!
  • Cool App 4/5

    By GregJr2005
    Great to group chat with.
  • Needs update 5/5

    By Benny231
    When i use speaker and turns video on, speaker goes even louder, even when my volume is all the way turned down.
  • Good but... 4/5

    By The appmaker
    I want night mode
  • Great app 5/5

    By pghart
    I’ve been using Signal for a while to communicate with my teams and it has been petty flawless. The only missing feature that I’ve come across was the integration with TouchID/FaceID to lock down the app.
  • Works well 5/5

    By Idk2015!
    Seems to work very well, I'm still trying to figure out how truly anonymous it is. What shows up on your phone bill, how recoverable could messages be, etc.
  • I want a dark theme 3/5

    By BeefMaestro
    This app is about the best when it comes to encryption. The UX is a bit lacking though. The thing I would like to see the most is a dark theme
  • Awesome 5/5

    By LiChA[bby].*!$
    Best private messaging app, love it! The only suggestion I have is to be able to change the sound notification, at least to be able to use the same sounds as the text messages or to be able to change the sound for different people in their convos
  • iPhone X 3/5

    By Rikitorongy
    Please add iPhone X support!
  • Good so far but 4/5

    By cvalerio30
    I’m mainly using this for a group chat and it’d be nice if everyone in the group chat had different colors (like whatsapp) so you can easily distinguish who’s who because it looks so plain how it is now. That’s my only complaint.
  • Almost 5 stars 4/5

    By Nahps
    I love everything about Signal EXCEPT the fact you can't remove people from a group chat. My business colleagues and I use Signal mainly for business so when someone is no longer a part of a specific project we're unable to simply remove them from the group chat. You have to create an entirely new chat and add everyone back which is a very annoying process. Another thing is when someone calls me from Signal, it doesn't show me whose calling unless I specifically have the Signal app open and am on Signal at the moment. I'm not sure if that varies depending on what type of phone someone is using or not but I have an iPhone 6. It would be nice to address that as well if possible.
  • Needs iPhone X upgrade 3/5

    By outboost
    Screen isn’t optimized, otherwise everything else is nice.
  • Poor priorities 1/5

    By Leptz
    The iPhone X comes out, so a few days later the devs would surely update the program for it. Nope, they release an update with a GIF picker so I can send GIFs to people on my small screen.
  • Nice app 5/5

    By Jhgfred
    Easy to set up. Easy to use.
  • Why not the same as the Android version? 2/5

    By Radar Allan
    I have the Android version of this and I like it because it has more features. Maybe it is an apple thing? But why does this version not have location send option? This was the main reason I wanted it but you cannot send some one else the location with this one as you can on an Android phone. Plus the Android imported my address book, this one only shows used who are also using this app. This version has Camera, photo library and Documents. Documents are basically the same as Audio, and files in the Android, but hard to view files like they are in the Android. No sent, delivered or time info, no location option. No GIF images to send, no biggy. Android version has Gallery, audio, file, contacts, camera, location, GIF. Shows when message was sent and delivered and time. I wish it was the same as the Android version. Looking for a better app that is the same in both systems so that my friends and co-workers are able to send the same info to one another.
  • Works great 5/5

    By Jshooker
    No issues
  • Great 5/5

    By TayH13
    Does what we need.
  • Favorite Communication App 5/5

    By Appesque
    This is amazing… encrypted, easy to use, self destructing messages, its perfect! I love Signal! Approved for use in the US Senate. Snowden personally uses it. Electronic Frontier Foundation endorsed. Requests: The ability to text while in a call Huge requests: iPad, and/or Apple Watch app! ;)
  • Do not waste your time 1/5

    By Companymelike
    This app will not let me compose a message. It only gives the option to invite friends to the app Ann
  • Very unhappy 2/5

    By insomniash
    Having a lot of issues with verifying my contacts. Try to scan the code, doesn’t work, try the safety number, doesn’t work. If I have to leave the app to contact my friend via text them my code or safety number isn’t that defeating the purpose? Could really use some help.
  • Great! 5/5

    By Greg Linster
    A great app for reclaiming privacy.
  • Trouble Sending Messages 4/5

    By NSASpyingsucks
    I enjoy using Signal for privacy reasons more than iMessage but it seems that for some reason my messages won’t go through the first time I tried to send them. Please fix this thanks!
  • Does its job well 5/5

    By Jsjhsjdjxjxk
    The UI isn't beautiful, but the app is perfectly functional and offers all the services one would expect from a modern messenger, with the added main focus of improved security.

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