Signal – Private Messenger – iOS App Review

Compatible devices
iPad, iPhone, iPod
Size
56.6 MB
Version
Requires iOS 8.0 or later
Available For
Free
In-App Purchase
No
Developer
Open Whisper Systems
Version Of App
2.15.2
Last Updated
Aug 07, 2017
Rating Of App
4.0 / 5

Introduction

If you want to keep your information completely private, then Signal is all that you need. Yes! The signal is a private messenger that keeps your information completely protected. This app uses end-to-end encryption that secures all of your data from getting into the wrong hands. No matter if they are pictures, videos, GIFs, group messages, video messages or simply text – nothing is unsafe if you are using Signal. The non-for-profit organization Open Whisper Systems has specially designed this app to provide its users a safe platform where they can easily share their information without worrying about its privacy. Though some of the popular messengers also provide end-to-end encryption, they do not even come close to the level of security that Signal provides. But, if you are wondering whether you would have to pay for this amazing app; then my friends, may I break this to you that Signal is absolutely FREE, so you do not have to worry about paying a Signal penny for your security, you can simply download this amazing app from iTunes for free.

Features

The reason behind Signal being one of the most popular apps is the amazing features that it offers. Some of its features are:

  • You can share high-quality group, text, picture, and video messages without spending a single penny.
  • The voice and video quality are crystal clear.
  • It is simple to use and you do not have to remember codes, passwords, usernames to log in because all you need is your existing phone number
  • The app is completely FREE, you can simply download it from iTunes.
  • There are no ads, which makes the improves the user experience.
  • It supports several different languages, including Arabic, Hebrew, Persian/Farsi, Urdu – that are recently added.
  • The simple user interface makes this app efficient and easy to manage.

Security

You do not have to worry about the security of your data as long as you are using Signal because signal uses end-to-end encryption that ensures the security of the user’s data. No matter if you share text, images, videos, voice messages, video messages, or make voice or video calls – all of your data will never be insecure as long as the person you are talking also has Signal installed on their phone. Even group conversations are well protected on Signal. Signal claims that not even the government can get their hands on your data. Why? Because they do not store enough backup to get you into trouble. The very small amount of data is insufficient for the government to extract any valuable information. So, if you want to fool proof security, Signal can provide you that without any doubts.

Languages

In the beginning when Signal first launched, it did not support several languages, but the team of Signal quickly realized that the app should support several languages. Therefore, they added a number of languages, including English, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Shona, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish. But, the best thing is that the team of Signal hasn’t stopped yet, they are continually adding more languages to the list, like in the recent update of Signal, they have added Arabic, Hebrew, Persian/Farsi, and Urdu. We are sure about the fact that the team of Signal will add more languages in their next update.

Updates

The app has recently been updated. The team of Signal has taken users’ feedback seriously and has fixed several bugs and has significantly improved the app. Though there is still not enough user feedback available regarding the recent update, according to the data that is available and according to my personal experience, the recent update is a success, and the update has improved the user experience.

User Interface

The app is similar to any simple messenger app, which is effective because there is nothing too complicated, so anyone can easily use it. You do not have to be a tech savvy to understand the app and efficiently use it. The app supports a wide range of languages now (that are mentioned previously in this review), you can select any language that you are comfortable which and enjoy the app.

App’s Popularity

According to the user reviews, this app is a complete success. The users love the app and they highly recommend it to others. However, I still believe that this app is not as popular as it should be considering the features that it offers. But, you never know that this app might soon become the most popular messenger and would give popular messengers like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger a tough competition.

Bottom line

There not many apps currently available that claim that your data is so secure that not even the government can get their hands on it, so this app deserves a chance. I have used it and I think that it lives up to the expectations and it performs as efficiently as it is expected. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch; therefore, you can simply download it on any of these devices and enjoy safe conversations. There is an Android version available as well, so you can make safe and secure conversation and share data safely with your friends with Android devices.

In conclusion, this app is overall a perfect package; it is free! It is highly secure! It is user-friendly! It is easily available! It supports several languages! It has good reviews and ratings! So, what else are you looking for? You should definitely give this app a try and I’m sure that you will also fall in love with this app similarly like I have!

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