The app's usability is slowly getting better as they roll out often requested features already common in other apps. But it's still too cut and dry for people used to express themselves with emoji (which are not worse than pics for security) At the other end are the very security conscious who don't like linking a real phone number to use it. Other apps are going through the motions of rolling out encryption. How about Signal rolling out engaging visual aids like Line, Kakaotalk, etc. The more people who can use Signal without giving up their workflows, the safer all our communications will be.
Really great app but I seem to have an issue I cannot solve myself. Not sure though if that's a Signal issue or a Nougat "feature". When I need to send special SMS to premium number (to subscribe or to pay for some service) I don't seem to be able to remove country code (+48) at the begining of the number and those numbers will not work that way... the have to be used without the country code (eg. 70XX). Is there a way to have it fixed inside the app itself?
This app works better than my own messaging app! So far haven't had any problems with it. Well except that I'm not quite sure how to make it so other people have to have a lock on their app and enter a password so you know no one else can get to your messages. Or if you can even do that. And I want to know how I can be sure this is actually secure. Lol I don't even know how you would check that. Anyway, so far I really like it!
Great solution for encrypted messaging. Desktop client (chrome app) is very nice as well. The audio message button is a little misleading, as it mirrors the kind of voice to text icon many other messengers use. Also no baked in voice to text, but that makes sense from a security standpoint. Altogether a very good solution, highly recommended to everyone.
Been using it for a few weeks now and everything works just like my old messaging app. The only thing i have not figured out is how to see when messages were sent to me instead of the time i received them. This is important since my phone is often turned off. I can see the sent time if i click on information for the message but not as convenient as i would like. Otherwise it's great, I'm stoked to be able to have more privacy with my communications now.
I've used Signal for several years now and feel very comfortable with it as a secure messaging app when messaging other Signal users. It's great that it is cross platform. I do wish that it would include an indication that you have verified the bar codes with another user. I'm not quite satisfied with it as a default SMS/MMS texting app, yet. The UI needs a lot of features like ignoring non-cell numbers, alternate notification tones for repeat notifications, alternate vibration patterns per conversation and a favorites list. These are all pretty common in messaging apps, so I am still keeping a separate app for regular texts. Signal is my go to app for secure messaging and for use with anyone else who has it.
Changes in 3.29.6:
★ Video calling and improved voice calling beta. To enable, toggle Signal Settings -> Advanced -> Video calling beta. Calls to or from contacts who also have this setting enabled will use the new calling system and support video.
Best messenger app with Schedule SMS, Backup, Restore, SMS Blocker & Private Box