Encrypted Chat App

For pear to pear encrypted communication we recommend Signal Private Messenger. It’s first incarnation was released in 2010 under different name. It was developed and founded by couple of North American programers. The mission was to provide private encrypted communication tools that would protect the individual from the snoopy big brother.

In 2020 it became wildly used by over 40 000 00 users. It is open source non profit and the control still remains in the hand of the original enthusiasts, freedom loving individuals.

The key developer and founder was and still is Moxie Marlinspike. To equant yourself with Moxie check out this YouTube Video.

For complete history and timeline visit the Wikipedia Page.
To install the software start with visiting the Company Website: Signal.org 

You’ll find the app in Apple Store for iOS devises (iPhone, iPad) and Google Play for android phones. The app is also available for desktop computers: Mac, Windows, Linux.

Key Features:
  • Signal allows users to make one-to-one and group, voice and video calls with up to 40 people on iOS, Android, and desktop
  • Signal also allows users to send text messages, files, voice notes, pictures, GIFs, and video messages
  • The platform also supports group messaging.
  • All communications between Signal users are automatically end-to-end encrypted (the encryption keys are generated and stored on the phones, not on the servers).
  • On Android, users can opt into making Signal the default SMS/MMS application, allowing them to send and receive unencrypted SMS messages in addition to the standard end-to-end encrypted Signal messages.
  • Signal also allows users to set timers to messages. After a specified time interval, the messages will be deleted from both the sender's and the receivers' devices. The time interval can be between five seconds and one week long, and the timer begins for each recipient once they have read their copy of the message.
  • Signal allows users to automatically blur faces of people in photos to protect their identities.