Previous 5 star but after update it no longer appears in app history so I have to go back and navigate through the launcher then select the conversation again every time the app looses focus. Incoming messages during typing also glitches the keyboard. Please revert to previous behaviour.
When connected to some wifi spots, communications with another user don't go through. On the public WiFi at work, if another user sends me a text, I won't get it until I'm off the wifi. Wish there was a way around this. Otherwise good app.
Love it! Have for a long long time. Mistakes made though. Programmers should have never taken away the phrase that could be read between individuals on a call. Makes me wonder why it was taken away. It made users feel more secure. Also when receiving group texts from an unknown group of people you have no way to block them unless you add all the people in the group to a blocked list.. Whisper Systems why would you have put this in Google Play? Knowing it's open source? This also has been on the forums. Maybe you aren't secure anymore. Maybe you are holding users information on servers. Maybe you have decided to take something beautiful and turn it into another sell out creation. You are definitely up to something. Too many updates as well. There were never updates on you're website like these. Let's see if you even respond. Then I will know enough to at least see if any remnants of the founders are still there.
Been working flawlessly for me since Textsecure days but since a couple of months sms messages conversations are broken. They lag very much, can't type text with any of the multiple keyboards I tried and scrolling the conversation messages is painfully laggy. Also UP button not working for these conversations. Regular secure signal conversations work fine though.
Now that it has moved to data as primary transport and there exists an iOS complement (Signal), this is a clear recommendation for everyone. Free, open source (verifyable security claims), well-known developer, state-of-the-art cryptography. Works well, clear interface. One star reduction only because it isn't clear, yet, when and how TextSecure will become Signal for Android.
This is the first time I've ever seen a "bug fixes and performance improvements" update actually deliver. The app is blazing fast now when I click on a conversation to view it. I am pleasantly surprised.
Changes in 4.8.1:
★ Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Changes in 4.7.4:
★ You can now mark safety numbers as verified.
★ When the safety number for a verified contact changes, you will be notified to confirm next time you communicate with them.
★ Safety number changes for unverified contacts are now non-blocking.
Changes in 4.6.1:
★ Fixed MMS issues for some 4.4.4 and 5.0.1 devices.
#1 messenger app used by millions of people with lots of custom options.