Session - Private Messenger

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About this app

Session is a private messenger offering privacy, anonymity, and security. With end-to-end encryption, no phone numbers for sign-up, and decentralisation, Session is a messenger that truly keeps your messages private and secure.

Session uses a powerful decentralised network of servers to route your messages, making it impossible for anyone to leak or sell your data. And with Session’s private routing protocols, your messages are completely anonymous. No one ever knows who you’re talking to, what you’re saying, or even your IP address.

Privacy is the default when you use Session. Every message is encrypted, every time. We take your privacy seriously — Session gives you a safe, private place to chat with your friends, family, or anyone in the world.

• Fully anonymous account creation: No phone number or email is needed to create a Session ID
• Decentralised server network: No data breaches, no central point of failure
• No metadata logging: Session doesn't store, track, or log your messaging metadata
• IP address protection: Your IP address is protected using a specialised onion routing protocol
• Closed groups: Private, end-to-end encrypted group chats for up to 100 people
• Secure attachments: Share voice snippets, photos, and files with Session's secure encryption and privacy protections
• Free and open-source: Don’t take our word for it — check Session's code yourself

Session is free as in free speech, free as in free beer, and free of ads and trackers. Session is built and maintained by the OPTF, Australia’s first privacy tech not-for-profit organisation. Take back your online privacy today — download Session.

Want to build from source, report a bug, or just take a look at our code? Check out Session on GitHub:
Updated on
Apr 5, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Ratings and reviews

4.62K reviews
Sean Taylor
May 20, 2023
Giving this app 5 stars. However, when doing video calls or calls in general it doesn't connect to my bluetooth earpiece. haven't tried the old school earpiece that plugs into the AUX port - probably will work with these. I don't know if this is for extra security but I hope they can add this in a future update for bluetooth. Please and thank you 😊
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Oxen Project
May 20, 2023
Thank you for your feedback! Our team is actively working to improve the app's compatibility with Bluetooth earpieces. Stay tuned for updates!
Rich Lee
March 24, 2023
Very nice ,however, since the last update I still can't get any of my Bluetooth devices to work on a phone call. The option for using a Bluetooth device is gone from the screen, only speaker on or off is left. Can't use it in my mobile. Temporarily switching to Conservations application until this is fixed.
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Oxen Project
March 24, 2023
We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the Bluetooth issue. Our team is aware of it and working on a fix. We appreciate your patience and understanding. We hope to resolve this soon so you can fully enjoy our app on your mobile device.
Patrick Learn
February 9, 2021
When my friends noticed that telegram had a report option, we realized that we needed an alternative. Signal is centralized so that didn't seem like a reliable long-term option, and it requires a phone number. We ended up going with session and it surpassed our expectations. I highly recommend it for people looking to utilize cutting edge technology that respects privacy and anonymity.
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What's new

- Quality improvements to stability, reduce unresponsive delays
- Improve translations
- Improved accessibility throughout application
- Fixed community avatar download
- Fixed errors relating to device time being out of sync