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
Feb 23, 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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Personal info
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

2.42M reviews
Michael Dezelle
February 23, 2024
Great overall. Except now you've made transferring to S24 a painstaking process. Also, drop down windows will go off the screen, Not allowing for one to press a button Yes/No unless one turns one's phone physically as to allow the window to fully display itself. Things like saving pictures to one's phone makes one turn the phone on its side as to fully display the window as it no longer recognizes that it's not displaying properly onscreen.
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Madeline Stine
February 26, 2024
Once I got use to the format found it is simple and easy to use. Haven't had any problems at all . Would be nice it has a basic user directions such a how to post photos from storage ECT. Took a bit of searching as you add photos last not 1 st. What I do not like is because of my bigger fingers , when I am typing in a message , than have to go back into it to make an correction , than go back to pick up the spot where I left off it is extremely easy to hit the X and I lose my entire message .
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February 20, 2024
(EDIT: Also, they removed SMS support entirely at some point too. So, it's not even usable to chat with most people anymore, and even folks who were using it have ditched it and gone back to SMS.) While the technology is great, the usability of the latest version just took a huge nosedive with the removal of the ability to link colors with people. I can't tell who has been talking all day in my groups anymore without reading every. single. message. Not recommended for use with group chats.
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What's new

★ The Academy Awards don't have a category for Best Original App Update, but this release enables support for compressing Dolby Vision videos.