Session is a new breed of private messenger, built on a unique network of
user-operated servers spread all over the world. With no central servers,
Session can’t leak or sell your data. And with Session’s private routing
protocols, your messages are completely anonymous. No one ever know...
Excellent messaging app
I have had this app since the day it was released and have been very pleased, and impressed, with its performance. I ran into some minor issues with push notifications being delayed on the earliest versions, but these were quickly remedied with new updates. This isn’t the most feature-rich messenger out there and the Session IDs may not be for everyone, but if you’re looking for a well-performing app that subverts the big tech companies harvesting your data, you won’t find better. I fully expect that with time it will only get better. I’ve been a believer in the Loki project since it got started and am really impressed with this product running on the network. As others have said, this is surely the future of secure communication.
Knowing the vulnerabilities of conventional messengers, I’m very happy to see session come from Loki. I’ve been on boarding friends, it’s pretty easy to set up, and very intuitive to use thereafter. Great to see that privacy doesn’t have to be insanely complicated! Thanks for all the hard work! Update: I’ve been having trouble getting notifications to work. Messages won’t appear until I open the app. Not sure if this is a bug, or stupidity on my part. Turned on notifications in settings for phone, and in app. Update on update: issue seems resolved, and very well explained as to why push notifications weren’t used. The option to use them is now available. Really amazing work to session, and Loki. Keep it up!
This app worked for the first two days that I had it. Today, the third day, it started bugging out. It spammed my sister and my phones with notifications, only to find out that we didn’t even have any text messages. The app won’t even let my sister talk to me as it continues to say this recipients key isn’t valid. This makes no sense at all, and every time I go onto the app to text her, my text never go through. This app has many issues and glitches at times and it takes forever to send messages. It does have a very interesting layout and it was a cool concept when getting it at first, but dealing with these issues is just not worth the unique design. I do have hope for this app changing in the future, especially with reviews like this one, but like I said it is only a hope and not a guarantee.
Still nothing with new update, stay with Signal And Wickr for now! :(
Please make sure to label all of your buttons with alternative text as well as any images. I am unable to use and navigate your app using voiceover with iPhone. Please update this and resolve this major issue and I am sure that this will be a five star review in the future. For now I will have to use Signal. I heard about this app and was really excited, until figuring out it is inaccessible. There is no way to create messages, no easy way to copy your session and I can’t even navigate to any sort of menus if they exist, which I am sure that they do at the very least for some basic settings. Update: still nothing new with the new update. Could you please make some of these basic edits to your UI? Update: still patiently waiting.
App is slick, love the privacy!
It’s high time we can interact without some corporation or entity somehow learning everything about us, and Session delivers. No phone number or email on signup, which took 0 seconds. Nobody in my business or my personal life. I’ll be migrating my small business team here and then chipping away at my friends as well, starting at the early adopters. It’s a new app and I wouldn’t call it a finished product at this point. But if you value your privacy and data more than the bells & whistles that haven’t yet arrived, then it’s already there.
Can we really trust it?
This app sounds great on the surface. A more private version of Signal that doesn’t require your phone number or the phone numbers of your contacts. But who is the Loki Foundation? Who’s funding this app? How can they afford to offer their service for free with no advertisements? What’s in it for them? Based in Australia. Australia has an anti encryption law. Not the best choice for privacy. I guess we’ll have to wait until this app and its service are fully audited by an independent and reputable auditing firm and that firm releases the full and complete audit report online before we can somewhat trust it.
Constant session updates
This is a half baked version of signal. The idea of no phone number is great, but please stop the session updates messages every few minutes. How many times would you like me to read the same articles. With the link from within the app, is this a way to expose the user’s ip address ? No voice or video chat. Being a fork of signal, why not include that functionality and add some ? Thank you for the feedback. What I do like so far is the clean user interface. I will continue to use the app and as things improve I will keep updating my feedback. Hopefully it can get to 5 stars soon.
Multiple identity support?
I love the privacy features Session offers, but part of the point of privacy is being able to not have a single “identity” that is used for everything. Since this doesn’t support creating and using multiple identities for different people or groups, it fails in that aspect. Other missing features: - Ability to enable media/pictures auto-save to the camera roll on a per-conversation basis. - Ability to set the name and photo that I choose to identify that conversation by, rather than forcing you to use whatever the other person has set. (Duplicate names, practical jokes, etc) - Ability to save a transcript of a chat, with or without including media. - Ability to clear the history of a particular chat. - Ability to secure individual chats with a passcode. The whole app too.
Hey Just downloaded this app and set it up in one minute, and started using it. Sending pictures and text. It has familiar keys for ease of use. It has some unique features to assure safeguarding your information. And who doesn’t want that now after all this data breach and selling of your data.
for the last 2 1/2 hours I keep getting notifications that the app is resetting. I haven’t gotten any messages from my friend and it is going insane on his end as well. this isn’t the first time this app has done this... it has happened at least 3 times and this is AFTER the updates including the one a couple weeks ago. it is annoying to have it go crazy. please fix it
Early accounts broken on update
Seems like there was a breaking change in app versions. An identity created on version 1.0.1 could connect with a identity created on 1.0.2 but then would be unable to reply as it still said pending requests. Reinstalling the app and creating a new identity fixed this
The only secure messenger
As far as true anonymity and secure end to end encryption goes this really is “IT” unfortunate that the app is buggy and randomly crashes from time to time I really hope that in the future they will allow password protection and Touch ID functionality to open the app.
Super easy to get set up and use!! I have so much peace of mind that I can have conversations without greedy dataminers stealing my info! I had a few issues at first, but after an update and tech support help-- it's working awesome! Thanks so much!!
can’t get it to work at all
i really want this to work as i think good encrypted apps are hard to find. especially ones that don’t take any personal information and relay over tor network. however, i do not see any messages i’ve received in the app, regardless of having gotten a notification for receiving it. i sent to test messages to friends and they’ve approved and sent back but it still says that they have to approve the messages. when i get a notification for a message and then open the app, there is nothing there. please help me or fix this.
Finally a safe way to communicate
I am extremely impressed with the sleek way this app came out on version one . No problems so far, super excited!
Yes. Session - Private Messenger is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 134 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.4/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Session - Private Messenger Is 50.6/100.
Yes. Session - Private Messenger is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 134 Session - Private Messenger User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Session - Private Messenger Is 50.6/100.
Session - Private Messenger works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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