BOTTOM LINE: If you want to protect your Privacy then Install Signal Private Messenger. It is recommended by the famous whistleblower Edward Snowden!
This year, 2020, has been a bit of a crazy ride so far. And many of us aren't sure where it will all go. Talk about lockdowns and scary events that might or might not come true. People are facing the real threat of online censorship and are rightfully more concerned about their privacy. We all know that Whatsapp and Facebook are social media platforms that have hugely increased the amount of censorship. Many feel our personal communications are going to be subject to increased surveillance as well.
If you do want to have that extra step of privacy, which many do want, you could use Signal Private Messanger. This app has been used by millions of people that want to secure messages with each other. It has also been endorsed by the famous whistleblower Edward Snowdon - that can't hurt, can it? 🙂
They promise an end to end encryption. Back in August, last year, Telegram, a messaging service, had protected the identities of Hong Kong rioters. Hopefully, this app will be able to do the same. And then some ....
Restore Privacy have left a good, and recent, review of Signal Private Messenger. They have listed the pro's, that are down below.
The cons list is relatively small - you need your telephone number to sign up with the app and there is no two-factor authentication.
Messages are said to be sent quickly and reliably even on slow networks - sounds like a dream. As well as this this, this platform is said to be completely non-profit and independent. There are no ads or tracking. Honestly it sounds a little unbelievable.
Thankfully, there is also a dark mode. I'm not sure about you, but dark themes just sit a little better with me. Within the app, you can also edit images and add text - a lot like WhatsApp.
You can download it for Android here.