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  1.  End-to-End Encryption
  2.  VoiP Calls
  3.  Screen Sharing
  4.  Privacy focused
  5.  Multiple Account support
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  • English
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  • Dutch
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
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Our users have written 22 comments and reviews about Wire, and it has gotten 299 likes

Wire was added to AlternativeTo by Danilo_Venom on Dec 4, 2014 and this page was last updated Apr 17, 2023.

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cycroenerugi
  
Top positive commentApr 15, 2017

Wire released its server code!

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Benjamin Lupton
  
Top positive commentJun 27, 2018

Wire had a rough start. A very confusing interface and their cross-platform solution plagued with bugs and missing messages.

That said, for the last two years, Wire has stabilised to become my primary messenger. With full end-to-end encryption builtin, server and client completely open-source, and vast cross-platform support, it has everything one needs now to be their primary driver. All of my social network now uses it.

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zinu
  
Top negative commentMay 27, 2017

Many employees working on Wire have previously worked on Skype, and Skype's co-founder Janus Friis is backing the project. Wire appears to be trying to restore the privacy features that were removed from Skype when Microsoft acquired the company. Wire's instant messages are encrypted with Proteus (which is based on the Signal protocol.)

Key issues:

  • From the time of product launch, Wire's encryption has been poorly implemented
  • An audit has uncovered some serious security flaws
  • Wire's promotional information has been somewhat deceptive and misleading

The developer has addressed many complaints in a constructive manner, but various problems remain — for example WIRE SERVERS PERMANENTLY RETAIN A LIST OF ALL CONTACTS EVER MADE (which could be abused or stolen by hackers.) Wire has the potential to be a good product, but Signal is currently regarded as superior by security experts, and decentralized systems like Tox or Ricochet with forward security might be preferred.

Another similar product in development: Matrix (protocol)

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KillPriusDrivers

No link to audit because?

Reply written Jul 12, 2019

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Amii Amii
  
Positive commentJun 29, 2021

Lightweight, platform is user-friendly.

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Guest
  
Positive commentFeb 15, 2021

I want to know if you can free international calls?

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Reka
  
Positive commentJun 12, 2020

Multi platform, easy to use, most secure. I love this app.

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DL300
  
Negative commentMay 23, 2020

Pay us montHLY For SoMethING THat maY OR mAy nOT bE gooD NexT MOnTH

what dO yoU MeAN FIX It YoU aLReaDy PAId

Software as a service is a mark of lazy engineers. This is evidenced by the labyrinthine and messily-documented installation procedure.

2 stars for appalling value and no value security.

[Edited by DL300, May 23]

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iOS 8 minimum

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