hard to tell when there are new messages in a conversation i like everything about this app, but the new message indicator on the recent conversations screen is complete sht. boldface? it's almost completely impossible to distinguish between boldface and regular sans serif on Android. please change this. make it a different color, italicize it, underline it, don't blink it, even though that would be better, but change it to something easily distinguishable.
Works fine for texting and obviously the main feature is security. I like the different colors for contacts. Group chat works but creating groups is cumbersome at best. I have not found a way to persist groups I created, which would be great as the creation is really not user friendly. I'm trying to stick with TextSecure and hope for improvements. I'm planning to onboard my whole family, yet the majority are iOS users and I need to test Signal first. I would get shot down right away the way the group chat works in TextSecure. They wouldn't use it and revert back to the iOS messaging app. I'm using Threema with my Europe-based family and it has more robust features yet no penetration in the US market. Please keep improving TextSecure and add features.
Glad to know that TextSecure isn't vulnerable to the worst part of the StageFright exploit that immediately executes malicious code without any user intervention. As long as the user doesn't actually open MMS files in a message (and TextSecure is very good about warning the user about this), the code is never executed.
Can't wait for the RedPhone merge TextSecure is a beautiful and easy to use app, and runs seamlessly. Full of features, and yet the UI is perfectly balanced. It makes strong encryption and message verification available in a format that anyone can use, and streamlines the process so much that it is barely noticeable. Many thanks and kudos to the devs, a truly great app that does a great job of supporting communications privacy. The merge with RedPhone will be amazing as well. Thanks Open Whisper Systems!
Only One Part Missing Only one thing really missing that I truly had a hard time with. I was trying to use this with someone that doesn't have data unless they are on wifi but can always send text messages. Ending an encrypted session does not work as expected. It always remains encrypted. It would be even better if it could auto detect when you have lost your data so that it can switch automatically (provided there is a setting to automatically switch over so people don't unwittingly send messages.
I feel a little more secure I have no way of verifying if this is working. But I do feel better knowing that I'm trying by using secure programs. I don't like the fact that I can't attach more than one picture at a time, please fix that.
Changes in 2.23.3:
★ Fix for a bug causing crashes during registration on older HTC devices.
Changes in 2.23.2:
★ Support for in-app direct photo capture for lightning fast picture taking.
★ New and fast contact selection screen.
★ New permissions in preparation for merging secure voice (RedPhone) support into TextSecure.
★ Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Changes in 2.22.2:
★ Switched to Apple emoji.
★ Android wear reply support.
★ Bug fixes.
SMS & MMS Online Texting: Free Text App for PC/Mac/Tablet using Android phone #
Default Android 4.4 (KitKat) Messaging app now available for 4.1+ (Jelly Bean).