Slowly becoming like other sites! Unreliable! 4/5
First you started as being very secure site and people gravitated to yours just for its simplicity and reliability. Now thanks to you know who Signal is known by just about anybody who cares to know. And now you fellows keeps adding bells And whistles and making this site like others i.e Messenger and soon to be the insecure WhatsApp. Making it more porous to get in. Its a bad policy! Please keep it simple and secure. Thank you!
Perfect except one thing.. 5/5
Please give us an option to remove the stickers function in the typing field. I hit it before I hit anything else. Please please please with cherries on top!
Bye bye WhatsApp 5/5
By THE DESERT GHOUL
I don’t get near anything that smells like Facebook
Best 2021 5/5
By sissam 999
Awesome and secure, I recommend it 100%
It was banned in Iran 1/5
Refuse to use Messenger anymore 5/5
Signal is used by law enforcement for safety when sending messages!
Amazing app 5/5
By cole medlock
I love it. Very easy to use and secure.
Down to WhatsApp 5/5
By Armin Barahimi
The only reason I use Signal is because I hate WhatsApp. WhatsApp is a data thief like Facebook and it really lacks very simple features. I have no idea why a lot of people use it.
Big 5 are dead to me! 5/5
With the recent turn of events in the big tech world ... censorship, cancel culture, etc, I couldn’t dump WhatsApp fast enough. Really enjoying Signal ... no glitches or problems.
Quite a good app 4/5
By In tune 🎶
The app is pretty good. But sometimes the videos don’t show up. Also the photos in the media expands a different one from the photo chosen to view. Very strange
On the whole pretty easy and simple to use. Lots of scope for improvement 👍🏻
Needs Siri integration 4/5
Absolutely love Signal, but it’s really lacking in a key area for me. It really needs Siri integration so it can work with CarPlay. With so many states having distracted driving laws, being able to have my messages read to me and respond to them through CarPlay is crucial as it allows my focus to still be on driving and not on a screen.
Me encanta 5/5
By exelente traductor
All marketing and herd following. Pathetic experience in this age of tech 2/5
I am baffled to see such high number of 5 star ratings with such poor user experience. I have a suspicion that these folks are just happy to see another end to end encrypted messaging app where their friends are.
Apart from a seemingly flawed implementation of end to end encryption, following are my high level usability issues with the app which is making me not feel like using this app:
1. Text editing does not conform to the phone OS’s style. Apparently Signal decide to implement their own inferior UX.
2. Message options (long press on a sent or received message) are placed counter intuitive. I don’t understand the need of showing myriad of emojis next to the message instead of message editing menu.
3. Many a times I do have a person in my contacts, and Signal app says not. I tried to add the person in my contact and alas “creates a duplicate entry for SAME phone number.
The app needs to be more finished like others out there. The only reason I leave two stars is the simplicity in design, easier for elder crowd to use this app and somewhat acceptable end to end encryption in the app.
Good application try it
When trying to send a photo or a video it crashes on an iPad, either by pressing the plus button or directly sharing from the photos app.
Update on this: it only crashes in landscape mode.
iPad Pro 9.7
Missing functionality 2/5
Not able to forward multiple posts within Signal, nor forward anything from other Apps.
Need bottom navigation bar 1/5
Bottom navigation, recently called list
Not a true replacement for WhatsApp, doesn’t call consistently 2/5
By j micah
I am unable to call my wife using Signal. We have poor cell phone reception in our apartment, so we regularly use WhatsApp to call each other when one of us is at home but the other is not. I have tried to call my wife using Signal multiple times without success, however, WhatsApp and FaceTime will complete the call without problem.
I am able to call friends and family who are in another country, but not my wife.
Messages work fine, only audio and video calls to her don’t work.
If Signal wants to truly take some of WhatsApp’s user base, they need to improve their software.
Love it 4/5
Love how clean this app is. Would love to see an Apple Watch version released.
Security, but no Privacy 1/5
They do great security, but don’t seem to have privacy as a priority, which is weird.
End to end encrypted, they keep no activity logs, this all sounds great. But you can’t use the service without giving them your actual phone number - I mean, if I wanted some people to have my phone number, I’d just text them.
Then they want access to all your contacts - to tell you who else is on the service, and to tell other people that you are. That sounds like an awful thing to me.
I think they want to see Signal as some kind of social network, instead of just being a great secure communication platform.
Yo, Signal: I can contact the people I want to communicate with myself. I guarantee you it’s a much smaller group than the 1000 or so people in my contacts list.
Please: let people sign up without giving up a phone number, and use the app without access to their address book if they want to. “Discoverability” is nice for printers, but many of us really don’t want to be looked up.
Privacy. Just as important as security.
By Dan the Danimal
Im really enjoying the app but I wish there was the ability to browse your phone while seeing the person you are on a video call with, like on FaceTime. If that can be done that will make this the best app for communication.
Best messenger app to chat with android folks. 5/5
Better than any other one out there
Privacy, privacy, and more privacy 5/5
I believe that a right to privacy is one of the fundamental rights a person has. No one should have the power to read, store, share, and sell your messages or data. For the signal to work, you only have to specify a phone number, verify it, and that's it. Simple, comfortable, and privacy respectful. I'd recommend to everyone to download it now and keep their chat history safe!
New favorite app 5/5
Simple, easy and most importantly all about the best privacy.
Not removable?? 1/5
I downloaded this app and then decided against it. However, as far as I can tell, once it’s downloaded, you cannot delete it. You can remove the icon from your phone, but the app will not allow me to delete it completely. What’s up with that??! Very shady if you ask me....I do NOT recommend this app!
Please make chat settings more colourful 5/5
Please make chat settings more colourful just like WhatsApp, otherwise it feels so dull and boring!
2. I should be able to see my pic on “Notes to self”
3. Please display the call log of Signal in the app itself, it will become convenient to make calls.. Also add ‘favourites’ option in the call log, for people who we contact often or regularly
4. Add Disappearing status of the day feature please similar to WhatsApp
Issue with last update 4/5
By Daniel Springer (iOS Dev)
Trying to Save About shows loading wheel forever
No surveillance, yeah!!! 5/5
Great to be connected with friends around the world on a clean platform!
Creation of Groups 4/5
It would be nice if an update is made where groups could be created, This is a Nice app btw.
Totally inspired 💯 5/5
The wallpaper update makes it so interesting and can you make the limit of files unlimited like it shouldn’t be limited to 100mb and also a link for groups and ummm.... a story section...... so far the limit to files should be unlimited and the link to join groups or QR codes to join groups should be available if possible on the next new update .... Thank you 🙏🏽
Five star app in the making 4/5
I’ve been impressed with Signal. Setting aside the app’s privacy and non-profit governance, the sticker feature alone has been enough to win over some friends to the platform. It’s been quite fun to use our own photos and videos as reaction gifs.
However there are still certain features that are lacking that might limit general uptake of Signal. In my view these are: (not in any particular order)
1. No ability to create nick names in group chats
2. As of Jan 2021, group calls only support five participants. Furthermore Android participants reported losing connection frequently. This has hindered some friends from fully making the switch.
3. The iPad app crashes often when in landscape mode and a used tries to upload media.
Same as Whats App 1/5
By Who you ?
For all its intent. signal is just the same as whats app/ Telegram/ Snap Chat.. etc...
All these new platform have the same goals and that is Spying ( Data Mining)....
Download it and first thing they are you is.. enter your Mobile # for verification.
I delete the apps....Whats is Signal trying to tell me .... " I approved you to identify me" and thus reject my privacy to you.
Whats is is Bad.. Signal is the same as any other apps... It's just Pepsi or Coke.. Nike or Converse..They are all the same..
Great Privacy Features with Mediocre Video Call Quality 4/5
I would like Signal to drastically improve their video call quality. It’s laggy and much worse than Whatsapp. This makes it hard to encourage family and friends to switch. Love the privacy and minimal data collection policy.
Wanted to move from WhatsApp! 4/5
I wanted to move from WhatsApp to Signal.
I’m testing right now, functionality wise looking good. Few things suggest to add. One big thing is to add a calls view so it will show incoming and outgoing calls. Messages status. I’m not asking for user status if it online or not. But messages are delivered status will help.
Don’t forget to add status on profile...
No groups or people me 5/5
By Robert MacEwan
I really wanted approval from others and this clearly isn’t that app. 😂 Not sure how well my shrink rate me if complete strangers are no longer to validate my existence. Perhaps a pet rock will liven things up.
Secure and simplistic 5/5
I find this app to be very simple, secure, and fast. The constant updates are also very nice. Feels good to use an app that is constantly being updated. Thank you signal.
So far...so good 4/5
I started using Signal a couple of weeks ago as an alternative messaging and calling application. So far I’m please to report that I found the app easy to use and just need to adjust to some differences with main competitor, such as the way one can see other’s profiles, attached pics, and such. The biggest miss is that signal doesn’t have video call (or I don’t see it).
Love the app, but has a serious bug 2/5
We just moved a large group from WhatsApp to signal. Initial experience was good. But somehow, after we removed some users as admins and added others, the entire group has become read-only with respect to updates of group name, membership, and any group features. Even admins cannot update any of these.
We can still send/receive messages. But members cannot leave, we cannot change admins, or change group name — all group updates are rejected. The specific error we get is “Group could not be updated” with no further details on how to resolve the issue. I suspect we triggered a bug in the protocol after we removed/added a bunch of users as admins.
We were joking that now have an extremely secure group — members cannot join or leave and no changes allowed! :-) Anyway, I hope Signal gets in touch with us so that we can troubleshoot the bug and get it fixed.
By viking t lien
This is so much better then what’s app !!
Not good got picture as Well video msg 5/5
Sharing video taking longer
Needs more improvement 4/5
By Mizo Zaki
There is a lag between the notifications and receiving the message. Also uploading stickers manually from the desktop version is too much work. We need a sticker maker app. I moved from WhatsApp and I’m looking to see the same features here
Notifications don’t work 1/5
Notifications have stopped working recently altogether. Maybe it’s the influx of new users to the platform, but this is largely unusable for me without notifications at this time. I’ll update my review if the developer replies and addresses the issue.
Connectivity issue 2/5
By Usman J
I hope to open the application every time to get pending messages or notifications on my iPhone 12 Pro Max. Same issue with my dad’s iPhone.
Ex Whatsapp User 5/5
Privacy and security means everything these days. That’s why I trust in the advice of the experts and switched over to Signal. So far it has been a great app. Needs work and improvements but headed towards the right direction.
A status feature like whatsapp or moments feature like wechat would be great to make a mass announcement to everyone or a select few.
Also being able to preview an image or audio message from the notification screen would be great without having to open the app itself.
Hope everyone leaves all Facebook apps and move to Signal.
This is an app I can finally feel secure in using. Meaning my personal information is not being sold or traded Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and Google are doing.
When sending the message it take time however whatsapp it sends without loading
needs more work 3/5
can’t download any longer than two minutes clips
A few issues with layout 3/5
I, like many, downloaded this app because a bunch of my contacts deleted WhatsApp. I immediately noticed some layout things, that really bother me as a long-time WhatsApp user.
1) there are no dividing lines between threads
2) on group chats, it does not show who the message is from when you are on the thread view. You have to go into the chat to see who wrote the message which I do not always want to do if I want to keep it unread
Both of these are things i have gotten used to from WhatsApp and it would be awesome if they could be resolved. Until then I will not enjoy using this app as much.