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5 best secure private messengers

Signal Wire Tox Ricochet
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    Fast, simple & secure messaging. Privacy that fits in your pocket.
    • Open Source
    Another feather in Signal’s cap is its ease of use. Signal replaces your phone’s regular SMS client. Text messages to and from non-Signal contacts are sent using regular SMS text messaging and are not secure. But messages sent to other Signal users are encrypted using the Signal protocol. You can also initiate secure voice and video conversations with other Signal users.

    #Communication #Group Chat & Notifications #Messaging 180 social mentions

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    Private & Secure Messenger
    • Open Source
    Wire is an open-source e2ee messaging, voice, and video chat platform developed by Swiss-based Wire Swiss GmbH. It is particularly noted for its strong group chat and video conferencing support, and for its very snazzy user interface.

    #Communication #Group Chat & Notifications #Messaging 14 social mentions

  3. Secure messaging app with strong end-to-end encryption, advanced group chat privacy settings, secure video calls for teams, encrypted communication using Matrix open network. is now Element.
    • Open Source
    • Free
    Neither Riot nor Matrix have been fully audited, although Olm and Megolm have been. has been criticized the past for its rather basic user interface, but this no longer true. It still lags behind the futuristic flashiness of Wire, but Riot is now a highly capable messenger with functionality often compared to the corporate messaging workhorse, Slack.

    #Group Chat & Notifications #Communication #Chat 1 social mentions

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    Send messages, files, create groups and make Tox to Tox audio and video calls. Securely.
    • Open Source
    Users are identified with a Tox ID, but one consequence of being a P2P platform is that Tox contacts can see other contacts IP addresses. The official documentation suggests a workaround for this being to route your Tox connections through Tor, although we can’t see why routing it through a VPN wouldn’t also work (with the proviso that a using a VPN does not provide the anonymity Tor does).

    #Communication #Group Chat & Notifications #Instant Messaging 29 social mentions

  5. Anonymous instant messaging for real privacy
    • Open Source
    As its website makes clear, Ricochet is an experiment, which a fact that users should include in their threat model when deciding whether to use it. But for those who require anonymous zero-trust commination, Ricochet is arguably the best option available (and is certainly better than routing Tox through Tor).

    #Communication #Sales #Group Chat & Notifications 1 social mentions

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