Downloaded Chats 4/5
Gave this app a 4 stars because it's awesome but still some improvements to be made. Is there any way of saving the conversations and downloading them in case we've changed phones and would risk losing conversations or media?
Also, I've noticed these few days that messages take about 4-5 hours to reach a particular recipient? A bug perhaps?
Convenient free Internet voice, video, and texting 5/5
By typhoon stroller
We’ve been using Signal to communicate with our son who travels internationally in his job. We exchange 5-10 minute voice or text messages PRN to keep up with our respective lives and stay informed. It’s been a user friendly and convenient app. Just remember to “maintain pressure on the microphone icon to continue recording or nothing will record.
Phone calls don’t work. 2/5
By Blah lahbkskbszk
As title says. Phone calls do not work well.
It will be really great if we can see others typing a message or not.
Not getting a Registration Code 5/5
Trued hundred times both by sms and Call but couldn’t get the registration code. How this problem will be resolved. Pl Assist
Good free good
I bought a new iPhone and there is no way to transfer my messages and verified contacts from my old android. I wish someone would have warned me! I am so disappointed! Can’t they use a QR code or something?
Signal is the best messaging App! 5/5
By Juan Capitals
Signal is incredible and with all the new features that are released constantly it keeps getting better and better. Super secure with full end to end encryption is obviously great and the “sealed senders” functionality is beyond cool - and useful - as well. My only complaint-and this has nothing to do with Signal itself, it’s a dig on the iPhone & iOS-is that you can’t set Signal as the phones default messaging app like you can do on Android. And because I can’t set Signal as my default messaging app it greatly reduces my overall usage b/c unlike w/ Android where I can elect to send as SMS if my recipient doesn’t have Signal - with the iPhone I can only really use Signal if my intended recipient also has the Signal app installed. This is really a YUGEEEE bummer too b/c I want to use Signal for all my messaging but Apple has to control what messaging platform (among many, many other things as well) I can use on MY PHONE.
F*ck Skype and Messenger 5/5
This is the only messaging app you can trust. You don’t know me, but I’m asking you to trust me. So, trust me. Take a page out of Nike’s book and JUST DO IT.
iPad & Watch App 4/5
Please make a version for iPad that can be linked to the iPhone Signal app similar to the Signal desktop app.
Also please support Apple Watch.
So helpful 5/5
This app is so helpful it helps me communicate with my dad tht lives in Germany so we don’t have to email all the time it is so much easier and I love it
Apple Watch integration? 4/5
I use this app a lot on my phone and, while I do (mostly) receive notifications on my Apple Watch when I get new Signal messages, I can only reply by using the built in “reply” feature on the notification. Once the notifications is dismissed, you can no longer access the message. Are there plans to build full compatibility with Apple Watch?
Needs separate passcode protection from phone 4/5
Great app, I just wish it had an option to protect with a separate passcode than the one stored in the phone already.
Great stuff 5/5
By Uncle yoey
If this is actually as safe as they say . It’s a fabulous app . Works great
Time stamps 3/5
Should have time stamps for people to know who is on, off, when they got off etc.
Learn it, Love it, Use it. Always. 5/5
Love this app. Hope it is hear forever. And yes the hardest part is getting people to understand that they should use this over normal ios messaging. Not to mention when they start taxes us like they want for text messaging messages through signal wont count due to it does not use a messaging service.
I really wish however that they would upgrade this app to be used by even people that do not have a phone number. I have children and I am not like every other silly parent out their they gives there kid a fricken phone because they think its the newest thing to do. My kids do not take any devices to school. However if they did I would only want them to be able to use email messaging. Other apps use email messaging to send text to a simple email address. I would love to have my kids use signal but they cannot due to they don't have phones.
Anyway great app keep it going.
Love the app and trying to spread it to all my friends!
Can you add a vibration function vice only having a ringtone when receiving a message?
This app was fine when I had a Nexus 6P, however since I switched to an iPhone Xs it’s not that great and with iMessage already having end to end encryption with other iMessage users I don’t feel it’s very necessary to keep using it. On top of having a general sentiment of “why am I even using this app?” I’m having an issue where the few people that I communicate with have been sending video clips and they won’t play on my end at all. The other users have Pixels and can see the videos, but for whatever reason they won’t play for me.
Really great app 5/5
Surprisingly ergonomic for a secure messaging app. Open source. Open Whisper Systems has a great track record and even better reputation, and apps like this are why.
Actual security, almost alone of all Messengers. 5/5
The only thing that comes close is iMessage, and that fails as well in that it breaks everything to talk to sms
Default disappearing message timer and no phone # to signup! 2/5
STILL needs a simple default disappearing message timer for all messages.
And no phone # to signup. Email or username option.
Great app 4/5
Love the app and it’s features. It’s just missing spell check.
This app is FAST! 4/5
I’m pretty techie (degreed in CS), and I found this app a little bit confusing to get set up – I had a time finding settings but after clicking all over the app’s pages trying to find something clickable, I finally got something up and then was able to start populating the app’s user interface. A friend and I have been fooling around with this and have enjoyed it so far. Still learning the different capabilities. Appreciate the encryption and security features. I will refer this app to others that are interested in secure messaging. Good show!
By kitty ben
Improvement Over Previous Version 3/5
By Sabor Místico
The app recently corrected a big problem by allowing you (the user) to scroll down to where you left off whenever you have switched windows while in the middle of composing something, and then switched back to resume. This is a big and very much needed improvement.
❤️🖤❤️🖤❤️🖤If ya catch my drift
Great but missing one thing 4/5
By Ming Lee
Just started the app and loving it so far. Lots of ways to secure messages and chats. Only thing I would ask to add is the capability to react to individual messages. This is something offered in almost every other popular messaging app.
Buen servicio 5/5
Hasta hora que lo he empezado usar me parece un buen servicio
Best of the best 5/5
I am involved in a federal case that has so much corruption and Signal allows me to communicate and have privacy and not allow infiltration of my texts and conversations I feel everyone should use this and avoid regular text and calls we are all under surveillance even if we don’t know it.key words can Cause you to be targeted. We do not live in a free world we live in a world controlled by the corrupt
Perfect except for one thing 5/5
I believe everyone should use this app for the good of their privacy + a free world where we are able to communicate outside the scope of surveillance.
One suggestion though: it drives me crazy that I can’t batch upload images. Please implement this feature.
Goo Job 5/5
Secure and encrypted messaging platform.
Signal is a good back-up for secure texting 3/5
I use Telegram, What’s App and Signal for “civilian secure texting.” I personally find Signal the least user friendly, but it is still reliable. I would rely upon Signal if the other two systems were to become compromised or inoperable. On Telegram a person can go back and edit a message already sent. On Telegram a person can delete a message already sent. There are some Interesting software issues when loading Signal on desktop but the photos always go through.
Calls keep failing 1/5
I use this app because my boyfriend is currently overseas in the military. Lately we’ve been having issues connecting our phone calls. We receive the message that we missed a call but don’t ever get an active call showing up. Then when I try to call him back it just keeps saying connecting over and over but never goes through the whole way. It just keeps failing. In the beginning I didn’t have this problem so it might just be from updating but this is starting to get frustrating. So this app is getting one star. Unsatisfied that I can’t connect my phone calls.
This app is without equal. Absolutely necessary in today’s world.
By Dioris Carmona
Very good private!
I love it 5/5
By Hungry Hippo 329
Signal is a good messaging app
Thanks with a plea 4/5
I love signal, and I try to get everyone I know to use it. There’s a lot of friction for that, unfortunately, but such is life. Thanks to the developers for making a secure mode of communication.
I’m giving this four stars for two reasons:
1) signal calls are much less reliable than regular Wi-Fi calls from other apps. I’m not really sure why this is, but it seems like when I call others sometimes the phone just doesn’t ring. I’ve called my wife’s phone while it was in the same room to test this, but I’ve seen it happen with others numbers too (I.e. it’s not just her phone from what I can tell). Dead reliable calling would really help me recruit more friends to this app.
2) please please please make it so the app can go into wide mode when the phone is turned on its side. For those of us with large hands and normal size iPhones typing on the portrait width keyboard is somewhere between annoying and painful. One must crook one’s thumb at pretty sharp angles to hit all the keys especially those on the palm adjacent side of the keyboard. I have no idea why this app doesn’t have this feature when most apps seem to. Honestly if the App Store didn’t allow typing in this fashion I may not have written this review!
Thanks again devs for a safe channel of communication.
Lacks Multi-Photos Sending 2/5
There needs to be lots of improvements.
Excelente app 5/5
Security and features 5/5
Really pleased with the level of security provided over standard messaging apps. This isn't your typical WhatsApp group messaging. Signal has provided an acceptable method to chat securely with key people. Best part is they keep improving the feature set and capability.
Having an apple phone I like to see that is messages like 1.2.3 like apple does
I missed lots of messages I cannot constantly open to look.
Have you got a tutorial? For old people like myself ? (I am 70 years old)
Thank you Elias
Address book 3/5
It is very difficult to switch from WhatsApp to signal because your search does not allow to browse my address book. Except a top line. So you literally have to take a pen and paper.
Sending sounds 1/5
Ok the app seems to be a good app. I downloaded it on my iPad but I can’t find anywhere to turn the notifications to vibrate or turn off the sending sounds. And as I use this app while in meetings it is rather annoying. Would love it if there was a way to fix those two issues
By SR Eristi
I don’t have anything to hide or anyone to hide from. But I will not disrespect freedom and human rights. Signal works great. The company is ethical. What kind of idiot sells out systems that increase global security in hopes of gaining some bells and whistles on a messaging app...?
Why isn’t everyone on Signal?
More confident 4/5
Just downloaded the app and don’t know how one would verify wether or not it truly is a safer way to communicate, without worrying about unwanted readers spying in on your private messages... I will say however that it is easy to use and it gives me a bit more confidence using and app that encrypts your texts and wont leave a trail for hackers to follow... I’d recommend it if you have conversations that should only be read by you and the person receiving your message.
Great app and works like it says it will 5/5
I hadn't heard any thing bad admit this app and besides don't see how you can when your text self destruct on how ever of a time you at it for. It is gone poof !!! Can't say enough about this great free app.