Millions of people use Signal every day for free and instantaneous communication
anywhere in the world. Send and receive high-fidelity messages, participate in
HD voice/video calls, and explore a growing set of new features that help you
stay connected. Signal’s advanced privacy-preservi...
Best Privacy App Yet
This is simply the best privacy app with everything neatly bundled into it. It has a nice authentication feature, sms & mms messaging & disappearing messages with people [to keep them clean if you’d like], calls, and keeps it all private, app switch privacy [keeping the screen blank for privacy while switching apps so wandering eyes cannot see the screen], and many more features packed into this powerhouse. To anyone experiencing any issues with calls, make sure your notifications are on and properly set with the app, and look into the settings in the app itself and it easily shows how to have your calls show up with the name [if you would like to] or just a call without a name. The settings are a breeze and make it very easy to understand. Very rarely you’ll have to re-register for push notifications, but that’s also very easily accomplished. If I could rate higher than 5 stars I would. 10 stars out of 5 stars is more like it...
Thanks with a plea
I love signal, and I try to get everyone I know to use it. There’s a lot of friction for that, unfortunately, but such is life. Thanks to the developers for making a secure mode of communication. I’m giving this four stars for two reasons: 1) signal calls are much less reliable than regular Wi-Fi calls from other apps. I’m not really sure why this is, but it seems like when I call others sometimes the phone just doesn’t ring. I’ve called my wife’s phone while it was in the same room to test this, but I’ve seen it happen with others numbers too (I.e. it’s not just her phone from what I can tell). Dead reliable calling would really help me recruit more friends to this app. 2) please please please make it so the app can go into wide mode when the phone is turned on its side. For those of us with large hands and normal size iPhones typing on the portrait width keyboard is somewhere between annoying and painful. One must crook one’s thumb at pretty sharp angles to hit all the keys especially those on the palm adjacent side of the keyboard. I have no idea why this app doesn’t have this feature when most apps seem to. Honestly if the App Store didn’t allow typing in this fashion I may not have written this review! Thanks again devs for a safe channel of communication.
Latest update of app doesn’t show attachments
Love the app, and until this last version I would say that all it really needed was a way to assign any custom iPhone alert to an incoming message. The current version gives options, but doesn’t allow you to use any alerts on the phone. That, however, is a customization, so no big deal, but this last version broke the attachments. Now when I attach anything from the Signal side or to Signal through the phone side, it doesn’t immediately show up. Sometimes you can exit the chat itself and go back in, and sometimes if you shut down the app and reopen they will show, but most of the time I have to wait for a reply for it to show, so I never know if it was sent. I’ve also noticed that it sometimes puts my messages in the wrong order. For instance, I will see the reply above the original message. That, too, eventually fixes itself but it’s very annoying and has only started happening since the newest version was installed.
Stickers have broken the app, unusable now
I was a very happy customer of this app since I found out about it but the insane race to the lowest common denominator, adding “stickers” to an app whose main purpose is secure and reliable communications have broken the application. Messages do not send, or send after hours, and in one epic case over a day later. No other application has an issue connecting to the internet or sending messages, including WhatsApp and FB Messenger. The “sending” icon gets stuck and nothing happens. If you go to the settings, you can see the “network status” switching between “connected” “connecting” and “offline” And before anyone blames my settings, I made sure the app has all the recommended rights, low battery mode is disabled and no app or connection restrictions are set on the app. This happens on both WiFi and LTE, so it is not tied to a bad WiFi or data connection, especially since I have tested it on multiple WiFi networks and not just my home one. So, tl; dr, add stickers, make communications impossible. Great move , I hope people enjoy their little cats and stuff while I look for a proper secure communications app...
Wow I love it
Everything about this app is pretty much spot on it is the best way to chat with your friends and not feel nervous of people watching. The timer feature is extremely useful in allows both parties to set a Time limit on the message very helpful. I have been using this app for almost 2 years now and have sent all my friends over only way to communicate. Reason for writing this review is I would like to change one option if that is something you guys would consider and that is changing the calling feature so it gives you another menu so you don’t just click it and it calls right away and tells the user that you try to call them. Just make some other second screen that allows you to confirm the call but other than that this app is perfect.
Don't hate the player hate the game
Nickfrikiname is very wrong! This is a great app and I've always promoted the app to my friends. He's upset because of his particular situation. What he failed to understand is, signal really does protect your privacy, from anyone and everyone. Unfortunately in this world we live in privacy seems to be very scarce and signal helps bring that back! I do wish the phone call feature was a tad bit better as far as the recipient being able to hear what I'm saying, but I totally understand that being encrypted can't be a easy task and probably very complex but at least they are trying. Recovering old messages shouldn't be an option and should stay that way no matter what. This is what the app is built around and how they promote it!
Perfect Combination with Proper VPN
Signal is great. You configure the settings to your liking & it’s very private. You can enable face-ID, Thumbprint, & a pin. It allows disappearing messages, & calls, even video calls. The video calls rival FaceTime, which is surprising because I’ve tried many different video call apps, all seem to be sub-par to FaceTime. However, Signal is right there. I wish more were using it so the government can’t pry at our messages & companies like Facebook & Google can stay out of our conversations. Keeps us away from ad trackers with the combination of the VPN. None of your phone listening to you talking or typing. 4/5 stars simply because 5/5 makes no sense. People wouldn’t read the review & I want the company to make it better over time, not get complacent & do no future updates. It can improve in certain areas.
A Great Messaging App (That Also Keeps Them Private)
My friends and I switched to Signal about a year and a half ago. The main reason: pictures and video. Text messages would heavily compress all of the images we would try to send, and any GIFs or Videos we would send to each other would suffer a similar fate. So eventually, we decided to try this messaging app. And after this long, I can firmly state that it’s one of the best messaging apps that I’ve ever used. WhatsApp was out of the running when we wanted to switch away from texting, as was Discord. Neither has the strong security with encryption that Signal demonstrated. Signal proved to be the perfect messaging app for us. And since we send so many message and images (and we don’t want to keep them all) Signal provides the great feature to keep storage space free, and keep our group chat uncluttered. Just a few quality-of-life improvements would make this a superb messaging app, such as multi-image or video sending. The current process is arduous with a “one image at a time” approach. Other than that, there really isn’t much to complain about. It works, and it works well.
Privacy is no longer a geek’s game
A simple, open-source, cross-platform, feature-replete messaging app with good security practices... I used to think this was an impossibility. I’m glad it’s not. I’ve convinced a few friends and family members to try it and they like it as well since it’s stable and works well without requiring complex setup and maintenance like handling (and learning how to properly use and secure) PGP keys. Furthermore, the audio/video call quality is fantastic! I couldn’t believe how crisp and clear the audio was when communicating with loved ones overseas using poor to standard Internet connections. Truly phenomenal. My 2 complaints (hence 4 instead of 5 stars) at the moment are: 1) No native iPad support. It’s the one mainstream device I and others own that I’m aware of without native support for Signal. 2) No native sticker support. Yes, this is a superfluous feature for a privacy/security-oriented messaging application, but I think it should be a priority for implementation. More fun features—like rich links and GIFs which are already supported in Signal—would help entice adopters. iMessage is fun to use because of support for extras like stickers, effects, and other rich media that add extra dimensions to conversations.
Almost 5 stars
I love everything about Signal EXCEPT the fact you can't remove people from a group chat. My business colleagues and I use Signal mainly for business so when someone is no longer a part of a specific project we're unable to simply remove them from the group chat. You have to create an entirely new chat and add everyone back which is a very annoying process. Another thing is when someone calls me from Signal, it doesn't show me whose calling unless I specifically have the Signal app open and am on Signal at the moment. I'm not sure if that varies depending on what type of phone someone is using or not but I have an iPhone 6. It would be nice to address that as well if possible.
So close, but needs some improvements
I was very happy to find an app with encryptions and not owned by Facebook. Unfortunately it does not reliably send/receive messages. Daily, I will get a message saying it was just delivered but when I open the app, it was sent 20mins, 1hr, 2hrs before. Often I won’t get messages from hours ago until I send one out. I’d also like to see the contact name on the screen after I’ve selected them to send an image to. Nobody wants a screenshot or photo accidentally going to the wrong person. They also need to improve the desktop app. It loads every message that hasn’t been cleared and takes a VERY long time. They also need a Chrome desktop app available. I do love that it doesn’t show online statuses...I look forward to going back to this app in the future when it’s solved a few issues.
There’s no way I’m using another messaging application!
At first it was a little bit hard using the application. Not because it was bad but because I was so use to all the features other messaging applications had. I stick with Signal for the privacy it provided but since the first time I downloaded they constantly update the application and add really useful features and make the app more clean and easy to use. Right now I have almost every friend and family using it because privacy it’s important and the change and features you are going to left behind over time are less and less. I really recommend the application! Plus, they actually care about your privacy.
The *Only* Way To Message!
Absolutely love this app. Acclimating to it from iMessage user’s is very simple. As it’s interface is very straight-to. Love the encryption and decryption offered, not that I necessarily need it (being a normal, boring guy), but it is very secure to anyone that may. Like iMessage, you can sync your phone on your computer with the (free) application offered for Mac/PC to send messages at your workspace, without having your phone on you (and once again, the program is very user-friendly). I would recommend Signal to anyone looking for a secure, efficient way to send encrypted texts ~ It’s replaced the iMessage slot on my phone ~ go ahead and give it a try, you’ll never want to switch back 😉
Signal is missing an opportunity
Our family chat groups moved from WhatsApp to Signal after all the hullabaloo about Facebook abuse of privacy. I might guess that our group wasn’t the only ones looking for an alternative to FB-owned group chat. We’re still using Signal, but we’re surprised at some basic flaws. You can only share one pic at a time, videos and pics won’t turn to landscape when you rotate your device. And now with a recent update they’ve added extra steps to see who has viewed your posts/responses. I’d think that Signal would do everything they could to match and exceed the features and ease-of-use of WhatsApp, but if they are, they’re being extremely slow to do it. As I said, our family groups are still using it, but not enjoying it as much and as a result our rate of interaction has dropped by a fair amount.
The best messaging app I've used
Signal is just AMAZING! Privacy eccentric, dark mode, no lame video statuses, just what it's supposed to do Messaging. It has useful features like dark mode, disabling the typing indicator, disabling notifications doesn't prompt you to enable them back again. For privacy focused people like myself I do not require chat backups so that I can dwell on the conversations I've shared with people and keep them forever happily ever after, I'd happily pass that opportunity. In a future update I'd like to request for a smaller Unanswered Outgoing call 'bubble' in my chat history, as it takes tooo much space. A HUGE shoutout to Open Whisper Systems for creating an application like this. Thank you very much!
Yes. Signal - Private Messenger is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 396,388 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.7/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Signal - Private Messenger Is 38.2/100.
Yes. Signal - Private Messenger is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 396,388 Signal - 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 Signal - Private Messenger Is 38.2/100.
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