It has improved a lot, although you still don't see new messages immediately without opening the app. It has recently tuned their set of emojis but unfortunately removed my all-time favourite with the new set. I wonder why, because there's plenty of space to add more. Probably a sad UX decision..
As a visually impaired user of this app, using Voice Assistant on a Galaxy s eight, I'd like to make a suggestion. Would it be possible for the answer/decline options for voice calls to be buttons instead of having to swipe up and down? This action isn't accessible using Voice Assistant.
For all of you who care about privacy. This is the best messenger. You don't need to register with your phone number. End-to-End encryption is enabled by default, so even the guys at Threema have no access to your messages on their servers. I always hated WhatsApp for its lack of security and privacy. Hope to convince some of my friends to switch to Threema soon. Well done guys!
Nice Interface, secure messaging and a good feature set makes this a app a good choice, but two things are somewhat annoying which brought me to switch to signal. 1. Poor web interface: lots of connection interruptions and constant battery draining 2. Sometimes I miss out on notifications because the app icon just disappears from my status menu after I unlocked my screen. This is somehow not constant as for e.g. with WhatsApp or Signal.
I really enjoy using Threema as a secure alternative to other open and "curious" messengers. Update: Some of family switched to Threema and it is established as my primary messenger. Lovely!
It's very nice that Threema generates an ID that can be used without linking your phone number. So it works perfectly fine on my tablet:-) it now also supports encrypted phone calls; nice job!!
Workaround for CyanogenMod/LineageOS bug
Emoji picker performance improvements
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