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.
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.
Absolutely glad I tried Signal. Wish I could get all my contacts to use it. But even if they don't ; I only have to use this one app. It easily imports all your current conversations, and they are secure if both parties are using Signal or unsecured if only you are. Regardless, you don't have to use more than one app to communicate with everyone. With that being the case - why Wouldn't you use Signal?
I can't seem to enable the mic while using video calling. It's enabled in my Android permissions, but I never got the prompt on Signal for mic privileges when i set up video calling. I've made and rec'd Signal calls before no problem. I know it's in beta but please advise? On a Galaxy S7.
I tried this to replace my stock Samsung messaging app. I do like the encryption and disappearing messages. The speed is also better than my stock app. Where improvements are needed is in file sharing. With my stock app, I can send pdf and similar files. Signal can only send pictures and they often end up very blurry on the other end. I still use signal for encrypted messages, but use the stock app as my default because it has much better sharing options
I got it for the security, but I like it a lot better than the Samsung SMS app that came with my phone. The only thing I would add is a way to take screen shots of threads if you enter a pin or some other security check. Sometimes I need to be able to do that.
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.
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