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
Dec 11, 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

5.58K reviews
February 14, 2024
When it works it works fine, but otherwise it can be the slowest, glitchest mess I've ever seen. I'll block someone, and it'll unblock them within 3 seconds because it didn't register it. I delete a chat and come back 10 minutes later and it suddenly appears again. Messages may never send sometimes. You may have to sit and wait for anything to work. Fix your app.
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Oxen Project
February 15, 2024
Thank you for your feedback. We understand the inconveniences you've experienced and appreciate your patience. Rest assured, we're committed to improving the Session app for a smoother user experience.
Mark Taylor
February 4, 2024
I love this app! Lousy ratings for it? Come on! This app is the best security conscious communicator available. In. The. World. #2 is Signal. Signal requires a phone number. Session does not. Signal is centralized. Session is not. The app organization is good. The colors are good. The format is simple. I can even make calls. It syncs with my desktop. What more do you want for the most secure, the most private communicator? Free? Wait, it is free. Shout out to the developers!
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Oxen Project
February 5, 2024
We truly appreciate your kind words and support! We're thrilled to hear you're enjoying the privacy and security benefits of Session. Thanks for choosing us!
February 6, 2024
Generally like the app, however there are times where it's super buggy. For example right now whenever I open the app it immediately closes and won't allow me to see any messages I have. Other times it won't load images or videos shared with me or won't deliver messages I've sent, keeps saying sending instead of delivered
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Oxen Project
February 7, 2024
We value your feedback and understand your concern. Could you reach our Support Team? We'd be more than happy to assist in resolving these issues with the Session app.

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