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TextSecure and RedPhone have been merged to create Signal!
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 or attachments all with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data.
* Say Anything - Send high-quality group, text, picture, and video messages, all without SMS and MMS fees.
* Speak Freely - Make crystal-clear phone calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges.
* Be Yourself - Signal uses your existing phone number and address book. There are no separate logins, usernames, passwords, or PINs to manage or lose.
* Stay Secure - We cannot hear your conversations or see your messages, and no one else can either. No exceptions. You can even tap and hold on a contact's name to see advanced identity verification options. Everything in Signal is always end-to-end encrypted and painstakingly engineered in order to keep your communication safe.
* Go Fast - Signal is optimized for speed without compromise. Our state-of-the-art Axolotl protocol is unmatched in its performance, strength, and reliability.
* Remain Connected - Push notifications let you know when new messages have arrived, and they'll be waiting for you even if your battery dies or you temporarily lose service.
* Get Organized - Unique archive functionality makes it easy to keep track of the conversations that matter to you right now.
* Pay Nothing - Signal is supported by a team of dedicated developers, community donations, and grants. There are no advertisements, and it doesn't cost anything to use.
* View Source - All of our code is free, open, and available on GitHub (https://github.com/signalapp ).
* Join Movements - Technology developed by Open Whisper Systems is trusted and used by millions of people around the world every day.
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I love Signal because of the automatic end-to-end encryption. Even though Whatsapp now has that, too, I still prefer Signal because it's more transparent about key handling. I would love them to add...See why people like Signal 😍
Regardless of who endorses him, Moxie is hostile to anyone that threatens his control over the project. He also has a very high opinion of the Google Play store despite that coming with Google's ToS...See why people do not like Signal 😡 Post your review
Regardless of who endorses him, Moxie is hostile to anyone that threatens his control over the project. He also has a very high opinion of the Google Play store despite that coming with Google's ToS and Google Play Services. He does everything he can to shutdown alternative modes of distribution. I would read this before installing and contributing to Signal's userbase, especially if open source and/or F-Droid are things you care about.
I am not an expert but i appreciate the thought that you put into your criticism. Most importantly i appreciate the alternatives that you listed. I'm checking into Tox right now.
I love Signal because of the automatic end-to-end encryption. Even though Whatsapp now has that, too, I still prefer Signal because it's more transparent about key handling. I would love them to add an opportunity to use it without a phone number. This is the only thing I don't like because you can't stay anonymous when using Signal.
You need to give to the company signal your private phone number..
This app got a 100% rating on the EFF's Secure Messaging Scorecard.
WhatsApp and Telegram are not completely open and are not as secure as Signal!
So basically this FOSS app is great if you can afford it
I love this app. End-to-end encryption allows me to communicate without fear. It's quick, easy to use and having a Linux desktop app makes it the best. ;D
This requires a phone number for verification which forces users to enter a phone number, no one is using it actually, and this isn't an anonymous messenger, and as like other companies they collecting data as well, nothing so special about it.
Free; Open Source; multi-platform; Privacy aware
Open Source which means verifiable secure
The security is great! Too bad it has such a hard time handling other things. Do note that I have a rather old phone, which may cause some of these issues.
I have always had a hard time sending pictures, I don't receive group texts and I have had a number of people complain that my texts start or end with random garbage. While it might work great with people on signal using it for people using other SMS applications it is less than adequate.
Best messenger I have found so far. I can also combine SMS and Signal-messenges in one which is very handy.
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Elegant app that has top level security.
The alternatives listed to RedPhone aren't exactly used for the same purpose as this app. Sure, many of them allow you to make encrypted phonecalls (right?) but not in the exact same way. I wouldn't call them alternatives but that's just me.
RedPhone is really awesome app. I use it with textsecure also.