hard to tell when there are new messages in a conversation i like everything about this app, but the new message indicator on the recent conversations screen is complete sht. boldface? it's almost completely impossible to distinguish between boldface and regular sans serif on Android. please change this. make it a different color, italicize it, underline it, don't blink it, even though that would be better, but change it to something easily distinguishable.
Too many flaws Too many undelivered messages without explanation. And what about when I have no data connection, shouldn't I be able to send regular text messages?
Works fine for texting and obviously the main feature is security. I like the different colors for contacts. Group chat works but creating groups is cumbersome at best. I have not found a way to persist groups I created, which would be great as the creation is really not user friendly. I'm trying to stick with TextSecure and hope for improvements. I'm planning to onboard my whole family, yet the majority are iOS users and I need to test Signal first. I would get shot down right away the way the group chat works in TextSecure. They wouldn't use it and revert back to the iOS messaging app. I'm using Threema with my Europe-based family and it has more robust features yet no penetration in the US market. Please keep improving TextSecure and add features.
Glad to know that TextSecure isn't vulnerable to the worst part of the StageFright exploit that immediately executes malicious code without any user intervention. As long as the user doesn't actually open MMS files in a message (and TextSecure is very good about warning the user about this), the code is never executed.
Can't wait for the RedPhone merge TextSecure is a beautiful and easy to use app, and runs seamlessly. Full of features, and yet the UI is perfectly balanced. It makes strong encryption and message verification available in a format that anyone can use, and streamlines the process so much that it is barely noticeable. Many thanks and kudos to the devs, a truly great app that does a great job of supporting communications privacy. The merge with RedPhone will be amazing as well. Thanks Open Whisper Systems!
Great alternate SMS app I use this as my default SMS app with a passcode, so even my unencrypted SMS messages are protected from prying eyes. It's a shame SMS doesn't support a "seen at" timestamp like Hangouts does. Would love to see an encrypted messaging extension for that. Wish that Android emojis were supported, since I don't care for the iPhone ones. Otherwise, it's functional, simple, and secure.
Changes in 2.23.3:
★ Fix for a bug causing crashes during registration on older HTC devices.
Changes in 2.23.2:
★ Support for in-app direct photo capture for lightning fast picture taking.
★ New and fast contact selection screen.
★ New permissions in preparation for merging secure voice (RedPhone) support into TextSecure.
★ Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Changes in 2.22.2:
★ Switched to Apple emoji.
★ Android wear reply support.
★ Bug fixes.
SMS & MMS Online Texting: Free Text App for PC/Mac/Tablet using Android phone #
Default Android 4.4 (KitKat) Messaging app now available for 4.1+ (Jelly Bean).