Needs updated 4/5
I think it needs to be updated. Use to be able to see when people would be texting you and also messages are on a super delay. Just received one that was sent 23 Mins ago. Other than that it’s. Good app. Someone should look into those two issues tho.
Administración de chats. La opción de poner como no leídos hace falta 4/5
La opcion de poner mensajes como no leidos es importante para manejar temas pendientes
Devastated. Risky update. 1/5
By callaloo 22
I just updated the app and Signal deleted years of messages. An entire relationship documented in Signal disappeared.
Stop w the “So and So is on Signal” 4/5
Those aren’t real notifications and frankly it makes me not want to use the app at all. It’s hard to find my previous convos bc I have to scroll so far back through those fake notifications. It’s sensationalism, it’s annoying, it needs to go. And FYI— millennials hate being over inundated w notifications. It causes us anxiety. Get it tf together.
Frozen all the time 1/5
App doesn’t work after initial set-up, will go for weeks at a time freezing on the opening screen. Worked one more time for a day, and it’s back to freezing up again. Worthless if I can’t see the messages sent to me no matter how secure this is
Need some improvements! 5/5
Need some improvements in group chats!
Best for privacy 5/5
There’s no reason to be using WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, GroupMe, or any other unsafe messaging app.
Signal is where it’s at.
Can’t open the app anymore (as of 10/25) 1/5
(Update: Still crashes as of 11/9. I’ll get alerts that I may have received messages while the device was off, but I can’t see them.)
The most recent update makes it such that I can’t open the app. It crashes, sometimes showing a “Updating database...” message.
Bad UX 1/5
Signal wants to access your contacts. If you choose not to, there is no way to remove the reminder from the home screen.
Pretty cool app 4/5
Cannot open 1/5
Love this app, but now it crashes upon opening, every single time.
One star 1/5
One star for not properly updating release notes
Link preview 1/5
Why doesn’t youtube preview work anymore? Nobody will address this.
Crashes after upgrade! 1/5
It was working ok. After updating the app, it crashes when loading a conversation. Please fix it!
Love this app 5/5
Would like to suggest a couple of additional features.
1. The ability to set a separate password for the app than the phone.
2. The ability to hide the app behind a calculator such as some photo vault apps do.
Re-Registration of Linked Device 3/5
I travel, but I want my desktop computer to remain linked and to continue to receive conversions in case my mobile is damaged or lost. Please don’t make me keep re-registering my linked device and please don’t cause it to stop receiving conversions. This should be an optional setting. Respectfully submitted.
I have been on a challenging journey in my life recently. My adult children who live a distance have set up group and personal messages to share encouragement and advice without having me be distracted as I’ve been in various internet sites. In fact Signal has served to keep me more focused!
Landscape/Ipad Pro mode broken 1/5
app doesn’t work properly in landscape mode.
I’d encourage the devs to test app and experience on a ipad pro 12.9
Vendor lock in 3/5
Signal is beautiful in theory but I had to remove it because they don’t let you export your data and preserve message history in case you lose your phone or switch devices.
Sent a message on Signal. And it showed up in Apple Messenger. The whole purpose of this app was security. Bizarre.
I wish i can choose to delete multiple messages together, other than that its wonderful and fast app , i love it👌
Was perfect 1/5
By the one buying
USE PROTONMAIL INSTEAD IF YOU WANT A TRUSTWORTHY APP. Forget this joke.
Used to be able to have this app have its own PIN. Now, they force it to be the same as your phone’s iOS PIN.
Hello, iOS PINs are easily hacked in less than a few seconds.
They just made this app totally useless by doing such. Beyond idiotic.
UPDATE NOV 2019:
THEY STILL HAVE THE MORONIC REQUIREMENT TO HAVE AN IPHONE PIN INORDER TO HAVE A SIGNAL PIN.
Worse: they require it to be the SAME PIN#. Truly as unsafe and incompetent as it gets for an app PRETENDING TO BE SAFE & ENCRYPTED. Nobody who understands such things in the slightest could be this stupid. Ergo: app is crap & NOT SAFE OR ENCRYPTED
Signal is the ONLY messaging app I trust 5/5
By 49er/Madden fan
Signal is open source and peer reviewed. The only way to bypass it is by using an expensive attack as outlined in Wikileaks Vault 7 leak, where an attacker can take a screen shot before the crypto is enabled. This is very hard to do at scale, which means signal is great for the average person.
Recent update problem 4/5
Just I regret updating it because now you have to press on the record to record a video or otherwise it wouldn’t record..
And that’s not comfortable for shooting a long video.. I hope that developer would consider this. Other than that the application is really nice.
Small but is inconvenient 3/5
Unfortunately, while taking a call when Bluetooth is connected, switching from bluetooth audio to speakerphone does not work.
Hi there I love the app can you please add on chat like button
Zuckerberg free messaging. 5/5
Signal has definitely earned the Zuckerberg Free stamp of approval.
Great Sercice 5/5
By wrinkle neck
This app allows you to do everything, voice, text, and video chat! I love it!!!
NEEDS A SEARCH FUNCTION 3/5
I enjoy signal, but it’s a 3/5 stars for me until they create a search function within the individual chats. I will change my review to 5 stars when that happens. Even WhatsApp has a search function.
Photo attach function is a disaster 2/5
Two versions ago Signal for iphone had a simple and elegant process for attaching photos to messages. Then they messed it up by making it much more complicated, particularly if you wanted to change or delete a selection. For the latest version they have made ohoto attach almost impossible. No matter how careful you are, by the time you have scrolled through yiur photos looking for the one you want, you will find that you’ve accidentally selected several others you don’t want — and the only way out is to delete and start over. A classic case of upgrades making a program less and less user friendly
Last few versions have been buggy and only getting worse 2/5
Overall this was a great app for secure text messages and calling including video calls. In particular I like that photos and videos taken within the app are not shared with the iPhone photo library.
However the last few versions have had some annoying bugs. Specifically when I type a message and then scroll back to fix a previous sentence, the display of the bottom of the paragraph completely disappears and the only way to get it to show again is to put the cursor in the blank space and press return, then the text reappears.
Happens all the time.
Tonight I was typing a short message and the entire message box just disappeared poof..
Returned to this review a month later and every time I take more than a few minutes to type out a lengthy message the lock screen kicks in and loses my entire typed message...
i’m already looking for a replacement as this app has unfortunately gone into the garbage can
If Signal could fix these lingering bugs would be great.
iPhone SE 64 gig iOS 11.2.2 (no I’m never going to upgrade)...Lol
Still company’s out there that is for the people. 5/5
By Sirius mystic
I am satisfied with the anonymity of this application and love how they did not sell out to major corporations and keeping our data safe.
Attachments are never uploaded successfully! 3/5
It is a good app for privacy, but it takes long to turn on on laptop, and every time I try to attach some documents, it never went through.
No IPad support 3/5
By Ames Brown (NYC)
There is literally NO Signal for the IPad
Phone number and iPad support? 3/5
very good application. But two problems:
1. Registration requires a phone number, which makes the anonymity weaker.
2. no iPad resolution support, and iPad cannot be linked to an iPhone
Very important for whistleblower and attorney/client communication. Contact Kevin Brady please.
The only messaging APK you’ll ever need 5/5
Signal. Fast, secure, simple. Both phone and computer synching. Outstanding audio quality on calls. I don’t know why anybody uses anything else.
Needs quite a lot of improvements.
Notifications Boo! 3/5
I don’t like that I don’t receive a chime or notification when new messages come in.
Yes yes but calls end if you lock screen 4/5
By Em Turner
I started using this app cuz my developer friend insisted we communicate on this. He’s an interesting guy. Anyway all’s fine but if we are on a call and I try to lock the screen on my iphone it also ends the call. So that’s kinda annoying.
Absolutely the best 5/5
This is absolutely the best! Very accessible and usable by anyone. I love the high quality voice messages. All in all, very easy and simple to use.
needs batch delete option 2/5
Security-wise, is great. However, please add a feature to tap to delete many messages at once, and to delete messages in the middle of a thread without tracking back to the most recent message. It’s a cumbersome app if you actually want to save any of the messages.
Link Previews Is Not Working 3/5
Link Previews Is Not Working, please fix.
By Amir Noshadpour
The signal program is very good but unfortunately not applicable in Iran, please lift the sanctions on Iran so that Iranian people can use the signal.
Call ends when phone is locked 2/5
Love this app, but the call ends when the phone is locked on my iPhone 7. Will change rating once this bug is fixed. Also please add the ability to focus in the camera app or perhaps consider using a better camera API. Defeats the purpose of having a camera in app if it works poorly.
Frustratingly buggy 1/5
Even the simple task of adding a user to contacts does not properly work. Did the developers even try out the app themselves? After you click on a user, select settings, and try to add them to an existing contact, what if you want to cancel? There is currently no way to do this other than close the App! Second, if the user is already in your address book or contacts and then that user joins Signal, it’s weird that the app still do not say that user is in my contacts. Anyway, when I try to add this user to my contacts (where he or she does exist) the process fails so many time with no feedback! I’m sorry to ask but did you even test this app?
Right now when people are in dire need of apps like Signal, it is frustrating and irresponsible to release such a buggy app and drive users away.
I hope the developers fix the issues soon.
I don’t trust it anymore 1/5
I just found out that somehow signal sent a screenshot from my phone with very sensitive information back in march. How is that possible??? I’m 100% sure no one had physical access to my phone. The number is not in my phone book and I don’t recognize it. I don’t trust you anymore signal. DELETED from all my devices!!!!
Update dropped my account 1/5
I used signal for over a year... installed the new update and everything was dumped and it wanted me to create a new account! All my conversations were lost.. not cool
Oh and don’t bother with the support link... it just drives you to FAQ and set of articles... thanks signal!
By lord mccarthy
Thank you for making this app and doing what you do!
1. Conference call would be amazing if at all possible.
2. The ability to double tap like comments in messages so you don’t have to muddle thread discussions with simple reply’s