Signal - Private Messenger

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About this app

Signal is a messaging app with privacy at its core. It is free and easy to use, with strong end-to-end encryption that keeps your communication completely private.

• Send texts, voice messages, photos, videos, stickers, GIFs, and files for free. Signal uses your phone’s data connection, so you avoid SMS and MMS fees.

• Call your friends with crystal-clear encrypted voice and video calls. Group calls supported for up to 40 people.

• Stay connected with group chats up to 1,000 people. Control who can post and manage group members with admin permission settings.

• Share image, text, and video Stories that disappear after 24 hours. Privacy settings keep you in charge of exactly who can see each Story.

• Signal is built for your privacy. We know nothing about you or who you’re talking to. Our open source Signal Protocol means that we can’t read your messages or listen to your calls. Neither can anyone else. No back doors, no data collection, no compromises.

• Signal is independent and not for profit; a different kind of tech from a different kind of organization. As a 501c3 nonprofit we are supported by your donations, not by advertisers or investors.

• For support, questions, or more information please visit

To check out our source code, visit​signalapp

Follow us on Twitter @signalapp and Instagram @signal_app
Updated on
15 May 2024

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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Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

2.47M reviews
12 May 2024
So they fixed the message editing, but they messed up the camera. I now can't press and hold the shutter button to record a video. I don't think there is a video recording capability at all anymore. Unless they hid it somewhere? Also, taking a picture now is horrible. Why does the picture zoom in after I take it? People go forward, not backward, signal. One more star off from the three I had. Only 2 stars for you until you fix these issues.
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Michael Borne
13 May 2024
It's easily the best app for multi media, texting and privacy that you can get anywhere. All in one, and it's free!(just tip them a coffee or smthn every now and then if you want to, lol)The features are nice, easy to function and there's not too many useless boated up "features" you never need: ) Signal used to be able to merge with other text apps like Samsung and others, it was better then but I think privacy could get compromised dealing with those apps so signal is now standalone...PRIVATE!
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Jeff Richardson
27 April 2024
While it seems okay, you can't post videos longer than 5 minutes. I do a lot of screen recordings and most are upwards of 10 minutes or more. While it does give you the chance to cut the video into segments, I would much rather be able to post longer videos like I can on some other platforms. Haven't had a chance to try my Bluetooth on it yet, so can't give a better or worse rating yet. Oh, also, sending links DOESN'T give an attached pic.
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What's new

★ Now you can react with any emoji during a Signal call. Smile even if your camera is off, share a heart if you love what you're hearing, or vote for sushi instead of pizza without saying a word. And you'll even see an animation of everyone's emojional outburst if enough people in the call react with the same emoji all at once.
★ We also added a shortcut to edit sent messages by double tapping on the message bubble. Double taps aren't just for likes, unless you really like editing typos.