Been using this app for years. Everything is perfect for what it's meant to do though I would like to ask for luxury options as the messaging backgrounds with the option to be for all messages or just one contact, more colors, photos to not have color message border on it and things in that nature. But it's not necessary. Im happy that your updates are focused on polishing UI and fixes. Thank you.
Signal is still the Best! What's not to Love? The undeniable fact that they know how to do Cryptography right! Absolutely Nailing the most what's most important: Perfect Forward Secrecy with End-to-End Encryption, and a slew of additional built-in privacy features. Who has your Encryption Keys? You have the keys!!! Not on Signal's servers. Unlike many other popular "encrypted" messaging apps like iMessage et. al, they have access to your encryption keys at all times, as they are stored their servers. Plus Signal also allows for Fully Encrypted phone calls and/or video. Finally the UI is a simple smooth and also done beautifully!
Everything is perfect but the fact that you can't put indefinitely a conversation as "insecure". It always comes back to secure ( wich uses data) after less than an hour. And I receive the messages with a photo several times and sometimes months later. But appart from that I have nothing bad to say.
I got this app off of f-droid. I'm trying to cut out the google apps on my phone and run FOSS. This replaces your messages app on android and can encrypt between clients. Its not much different, to be honest, from the normal app. Just a replacement for me, and it doesn't crash.
Overall I have really enjoyed using Signal. Security wise this app is A+. But there is a lot of room for improvement in the user experience. My primary complaint is the lack of automatic encrypted backup and restore. I recently moved to a new phone and none of my conversations were transferred. For 1-1 conversations this wasn't a huge deal. But for conversations this was impossible for me to fix without requesting each group send me a new message.
Nearly perfect until the profile feature was added. It bloats groups with a name above every post. There is no option to disable after enabling or to make the REALLY ANNOYING forceful question to enable profile in groups. The profile should be removed, or at least give me the option of completely disabling it again without always showing the announcement about it in groups. Quite annoying that I can't export group conversations with others when moving to a new phone.
★ Bug fixes and a migration that will set the stage for greatness.