Signal - Private Messenger

Signal - Private Messenger

  • Category: Social Networking
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 2.28.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: Open Whisper Systems
  • Compatibility: Android
6,393 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: Source code: Follow us on Twitter (@signalapp) for all of the latest updates and announcements.


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Signal - Private Messenger app reviews

  • Very good app 5/5

    By Firebolt1984
    This is a great app, and with the updates to the visual interface, it looks as good if not better than traditional messenger apps that are usually clogged with useless features. It is fast enough and good looking enough now that my friends don’t bother using it to talk to me anymore. My only wish is that I could sync messages from an old device to a new one. I understand that doing it over a remote server defeats the privacy of the messages, but if it were all handled locally this would be fantastic.
  • Crashing 4/5

    By rushman007
    Yo, good app, but it keeps crashing every time I send a message.
  • New version not great.. 2/5

    By tlrtlrtlrtlr
    Signal just updated to look more like what’s app with little clocks and check marks in the’s distracting and not as fun to use. I also don’t like the new aspect ratios or font sizes. Great for privacy but if it’s not broken.... The purple color is also bright and hard on the eyes for people without pictures...also the new margin to allow for pics is too wide and generally makes it harder to read the messages. Bring back the left justify!!!
  • Why Signal? Why? 1/5

    By brooket
    My friends and I moved to your platform for privacy and we love that you keep adding in new capabilities to keep up with more established messaging clients from Apple and Google. But I’m baffled by the latest release. I love the fresh design (Signal has always felt very dated) but the density of information in the new release makes it so much harder to pay attention to the content of messages, particularly in high volume groups. Why do I need so many icons and information for who has read and how long ago it was posted? On every single message? And why is the author in the left column and at the top of every text? And why does all of this metadata have the same visual prominence as the content of messages? It’s honestly so disruptive that, despite our love of Signal and privacy and the barriers to switching, we keep bringing it up. We love you Signal, but this was an enormous fail.
  • Great...until an update 1/5

    By very pixelicious
    Then all your conversations and contacts are gone. In their place? “Welcome to Signal”. Infuriating
  • Read receipts missing in v2.8.1 5/5

    By 1800LuvWeed
    Read receipts are no longer displayed. Is this a known bug?
  • Hate the update 2/5

    By ClassyFarmer
    Loved this app until the last update. Going to look for another app I guess.
  • Disappearing messages error 1/5

    By Terrance tom
    As it says ,when enabled the messages send and received in the conversation will disappear after they have been seen and a time interval has been given. But for me, the messages send disappear after the time interval no matter it is seen or not.
  • Great app, but... 1/5

    By Fish Of Water
    I've been using this app for months now to video chat others on Android platform as it is the best video chat service I've found. Now the reason for my one star review.... As I said, I've been using this app for months, with little to no issues. Today however, has been a nightmare. I can no longer message or call any of my contacts through signal anymore. I've tried re-installing the app, restarting the app, restarting my phone, restarting my contacts phone/app... nothing has worked. Fix it.
  • Really dislike the new timeline 3/5

    By Picadilly23
    I am an iOS user and have LOVED this app for many months now. Love the features. I use it for messaging and calls and it’s been great. But after tonight’s update... It no longer shows the time messages are sent or received - just that it was an hour or 6 hours or whatever and more importantly, I can’t see if my messaging partner has read the message or at what time. It’s really disorienting and frustrating. I don’t even know what else has changed, but this was SO frustrating I immediately went online to see if it was an update or if my phone had gone wonky. Please, please bring back the sent and received times! Also, would be really helpful If it worked - even just notifications - with Apple Watch. Thanks!
  • Great Private Messaging App 4/5

    By reviewperson535
    They keep making this app better with each update. Only complaint I really have is there being no Dark Mode. They have it on both Android and PC, but not IOS. It would be a great addition and would make viewing messages at night or anytime, much more pleasant on the eyes. Anyways, keep up the amazing job you guys are doing.
  • Knowing my phone # is an invasion of privacy! 1/5

    By SuperMage2197
    Group chats are NOT encrypted. Only 1 on 1 private chats are encrypted. Privacy is NOT possible on Signal and I will explain why it’s a complete failure on privacy altogether. You use our existing phone number, what the heck? I’m sorry, if you care about privacy, you do NOT have permission to use my phone number. You don’t understand privacy at all. The whole point of privacy is to have NO INFORMATION on me whatsoever, you don’t need to use or have my phone number for no reason at all. You guys are hypocrites and full out liars. This is NOT an encrypted nor a privacy app. Remove your ability and knowledge of knowing my phone number. Signal is a BIG JOKE! If you want real group chat encryption, does it the RIGHT WAY, NOT SIGNAL!
  • Love it! 5/5

    By Aleks8
    Great app! Also really hope to see voice and video calling become an option on the desktop version as well.
  • Needs native iPad version 4/5

    By Dave Willow
    I really miss having an iPad version of Signal that I can integrate with my iPhone and desktop. While the app in general is good, texting from my iPad Pro keyboard is far more efficient/pleasant. To be a 5-star app, an integrated iPad version is needed.
  • #66?? Are u kidding me? 5/5

    By pmulz
    The most secure I’ve ever felt sending a text/pic/any type of file... Thats ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE SAID. Download it. Everyone should.
  • 👍 5/5

    By Capitoljcapitolr
    Great APP to give you that little extra feeling of privacy. Works for me without any issues. Thanks for making it
  • Free or Not? 2/5

    By QueenJenaenae
    I just downloaded this app which I used to have on my android phone and was always free. However I just downloaded it on my IPhone and it said “there will not be any purchases made, but that they needed to have a card on file just in case there would be any future purchases”. Then after I put my information in it charges me almost $5 and I looked high and low to see where I could have missed the fact that this app is no longer free because if I would have know that then I wouldn’t have gotten it, but it specifically said there wouldn’t be any purchases. So can anybody tell me if you got charged and if so then why does apple gets charged and not Android?
  • Woo-hoo! Signal's Devs are on fire!! 5/5

    By Just_Me_Too56657
    Update 2018.8.8: Very nice addition devs!!! Thank you ————— Thank you for fixing the timeline! Now it’s much clearer!! Love what you’ve done with the timeline layout- Now it’s much easier to understand when a communication was taking place, and a cool concept, for how you put a sequence of messages in a “frame-like” shape!
  • Hate the latest update 4/5

    By Bored-in-Philly
    Before the latest update I really liked that I got a status update from the app about each text message sent (sent; delivered; read, and in real time. Now there is no textual update, just a cryptic little circle. I have no idea if the recipient actually read the message. So my rating went from 5 to 4 stars. I liked the app much better when it was more informative. Who cares that it looks slicker if it performs worse?
  • Great cross-platform users 🎉 4/5

    By --**
    Great when friends & family have mixed devices (iOS & Android). Secure, FAST, and easy to use for non-techy people as well. 🙏 request: ability to share a photo at a reduced resolution for when cell signal is not great 📡
  • Sound Quality for voice calls 3/5

    By StarWarsIsAwesome!
    The voice calls on Signal seem to cut in and out a lot when I use it to call family members. I’m generally connected to wifi when I call them and they generally call over 4G. If the issue could be fixed that would be great!
  • Devs should put call screen behind a locked screen like every other app in the world. 3/5

    By The best consolidator
    The call screen needs to become invisible! It’s always on . In headphones It’s completely visible as a signal call to all passersby. And In the pocket its always muting itself
  • Private and Very Easy to Use 5/5

    By jm0847
    I love Signal because of its encrypted features and the fact that it is so easy to use; it’s so easy that my parents and grandmother can use it. It’s a great way to video chat and keep family together.
  • Nice UI improvements! 4/5

    By techiegene
    The most recent updates brought some needed polish to the UI. The is especially visible in the new messages of a conversation.

    By SDquehehs
    Or make the theme darker, the new version is tough on the optical organs
  • still beta 3/5

    By Deletonator
    nice to see an open source messenger. Appreciate that. I hope developers are motivated to make this piece of work streamlined and handy. Until then I will just monitore it. Not really useful now. plus: you can create groups minus: only simple UI, no landscape mode, no msg backup, no user base, no ipad version, no reediting of msg
  • Bring back the dark theme, please! 5/5

    By just a dude with a beard
    I really like pretty much everything about the app (I use it on Windows, Linux and iOS), but the last update seems to have removed the dark theme option from the iOS app. I really miss that already. :(
  • Please Provide Different Colors 4/5

    By JuanChocoPlasta
    I don't like the white-out of the new theme and prefer the previous blue instead. Perhaps provide a variety of themes to choose from? E.g. Dark Theme, blue, yellow, white, etc.
  • Needs work 3/5

    By willthriftforfood
    Great app that needs to be updated, and phone calls on the app are horrible. Horrible connections and constant dropped calls. Other than that 5 stars.
  • Best messaging application for the privacy-minded 5/5

    By Josiah DLT
    The new update brought some excellent QoL improvements. Group chats benefited greatly with message quoting. I hope a dark theme and message reactions (similar to Facebook Messenger) could be a feasible implementation in the future.
  • Great privacy app! 5/5

    By Seezar1212
    I just started using iOS at the beginning of this year and as a signal user on Android I was disappointed in lack of features that the iOS app had in compassion. The past few months I've been very excited about the updates. The iOS app is becoming much more polished now.
  • Version 2.28.0 5/5

    By Iphone_V6&.
    The UI feels so good.
  • Great but no dark theme 4/5

    By ElektrikRobot
    The title says it all
  • The most important app on my phone 5/5

    By sskennel
    Signal is an incredibly important app. It provides secure messaging without allowing social media companies, governments, or other potential adversaries to see what I say, who I communicate with, or how often. Journalists, whistleblowers, and dissidents of all stripes rely on Signal to keep them safe. We owe a debt of gratitude both to the developers who built and maintain it and to those who fund their work.
  • Nice 5/5

    By Juabrah
    Nice new update
  • Good but!!!! 4/5

    By Scooch Pascucci
    The call log constantly misses call! I miss calls in the middle of the night and have no idea who it was
  • Disgusting new GUI 2/5

    By The Rhythmist
    The app looks absolutely terrible after the last GUI update (August 2 2018). The sent/delivered/read symbols are confusing. Why fix something that works? Why?
  • iPad support and dark mode 1/5

    By N/A 1234
    Nearly 600 million iPads (and growing) and yet no support for iPad with landscape mode. Dark mode is also missing! #iPadWithLandscape #DarkMode
  • Life Made Easy 5/5

    By DJ Yung Vibe
    This is the app that keeps privacy in mind. The only thing I would like to see is the ability to video chat with more than one person. Other than that, this is the BEST messaging app out there. You don’t even need an “account”. Just sign up using your phone number, type in the text messages pin, and you’re in. That’s it! No passwords to remember. No, “which email did I use?” type of questioning. Very simple, security, and straightforward.
  • Add Night Mode Please 4/5

    By metavape
    Awesome for privacy. Voice calls could be better. Please add night mode!
  • Looks Good 5/5

    By Octocroco
    Finally, that boring brown seems to be gone.
  • It does not tell me what time those calls occurred 4/5

    By masstel
    Why there are no specific times (hour&minute) besides calls and texts?
  • Excellent 5/5

    By Palmer640
    About as close as you can get to perfect for this sort of app. I just wish it had an option for a sort of group chat. Otherwise fits my needs perfectly.
  • Great app! 4/5

    By The Heaberlins
    I know it would be less secure, but if given the option to send messages received to my Apple Watch via Bluetooth was an option I’d take it! (Also so I could receive on my watch via cell service.) Please make an Apple Watch app so I can quit carrying my iPhone. I’d give a 5 star review then........ 😃
  • Great app. Needs more features! 4/5

    By cleggerbyte
    My closest friends and I strictly use walkie-talkie style apps to communicate. We just recently switched from Voxer (which we used for years) to Signal. LOVE the quality and interface of Signal compared to Voxer, but we’re missing a few of the features. I miss how Voxer would auto-play my messages one after another. Also, when listening to a message on Signal, if I pause to send a voice massage, it causes my friend’s message to start over. Frustrating to have to listen to the same message over and over when we try to have conversations. Also, Voxer allowed us to speed up messages and to “like” them. Overall, Signal is a better quality app, but it would be THE BEST if features like this were added. Thanks for making this great communication app!!
  • Read history 3/5

    By lilleninja108
    Hi, I have to scroll up about +30 mins just to read the first message (note: 1st message was in June). Is there anything to make it easier when needed to read the history? Appreciate much!
  • Works like a charm! 5/5

    By SorchaBlue
    Nice simple and easy to use app. I really like the sticker options available, and the self destruct feature for messages that contain sensitive info is really great. The phone calls also have been clear and easy to use, which came in handy when my partner was in Mexico. Great app!
  • Signal 5/5

    By Cicconi Pepperoni
    Great app
  • Shockingly bad 1/5

    By MaybeTinEar
    tying your account to a phone results in more of a risk than if you encrypted nothing at all. talk about snake oil!!!
  • Unable to delete messages 2/5

    By X Anon
    I love the app, and it works well a majority of the time, but I’m unable to delete messages for certain people.

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