Sig­nal

BEST SER­VICE FOR PRI­VATE TEXT AND VOICE CHAT

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Sig­nal, which was cre­ated by uni­fy­ing the apps RedPhone and Tex­tSe­cure, is of­ten cred­ited as the app that got this whole end-to-end en­cryp­tion thing rolling, and the one most of­ten rec­om­mended for pri­vate chat since it is open source and free. Many of its com­pet­i­tive apps use what has be­come known as “the Sig­nal pro­to­col” for pri­vate mes­sag­ing.

Un­like a lot of open source pro­jects, it’s also ex­tremely user friendly, with an in­ter­face ev­ery bit as ac­ces­si­ble as some­thing like What­sApp. It uses your ex­ist­ing con­tacts list, and will au­to­mat­i­cally make en­crypted con­nec­tions if it de­tects the per­son on the other end has Sig­nal.

Rec­om­mended al­ter­na­tive: Threema ( threema.ch) has a sim­i­lar level of se­cu­rity and ups the ante with com­pletely anony­mous user ac­counts.

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