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Our users have written 54 comments and reviews about Signal, and it has gotten 1152 likes

Signal was added to AlternativeTo by the3rdBIT on Feb 16, 2011 and this page was last updated Sep 7, 2023. Signal is sometimes referred to as TextSecure, RedPhone.

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Top positive commentJun 20, 2017

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.

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Marcio Wilford

I have never heard about it! But i'm gonna try it

Reply written Dec 2, 2021

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Top positive commentSep 12, 2016

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!

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Top negative commentJan 28, 2019

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.

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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.

Reply written May 19, 2019

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Positive commentMar 16, 2024

i like signal, very clean design, stable and reliable, and it continuously improving over time..

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Marco Colonna
Positive commentFeb 25, 2024

best app android/windows for chat/calls/videocalls at moment... is fast and easy to use/setup... also is fast and esy add contacs (more than others)... I migrate from Whatsup wich is the worst, expecially the app in Windows which doesnt even have a try icon

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Positive commentDec 9, 2023

Better than Whatsapp, still needs a phone number, which is dumb.

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Positive commentNov 30, 2023

It's the best privacy focused easy to use messaging app that everyone can adapt

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