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
Sep 26, 2022

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.
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3.52K reviews
Generic Dude
September 20, 2022
This is a good secure messenging platform. There are a few bugs that need to be worked out. It's developers are active, so improvement and upgrades make this potentially a reliable go to messenging system. Since most secure messenging systems seem to be buggy, I'd recommend always letting the developers know an issue so they can fix the problem, thus making the product better for everyone. That's not just for this system but for anything you use.
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Oxen Project
September 20, 2022
Thanks for your feedback and support, it really means a lot. We are hard at working continuing to improve Session!
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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Michael Christoff
January 19, 2021
This app is getting close to being a signal replacement, but there's a few things holding it back right now. It seems very promising, however. Issues: 1. No calling. 2. Inside each chat, there's no way of knowing whether or not your message was sent/delivered/read unless you back out to see all your chats. I'd like to not have to back out every time. 3. Voice messages aren't working yet. 4. Video option still isn't available like in Signal. 5. The iOS emoji 🥺 isn't appearing as an iOS emoji.
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What's new

Bug fixes:
- Bug fix for open group moderators
- Bug fix for open group quoting messages