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Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Tox and what they use it for.
  • Signal would 'walk' from UK if Online Safety Bill undermined encryption and sort of being the way skype originally was. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Turkey Blocks Twitter After Public Criticism of Quake Response
    Just heard about Tox today from a podcast: (instant messenger, voice, video, screen share, file share). - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Is there a privacy-friendly site to upload an image with someone that can be deleted later?
    Options are limited. All modern messengers require trust in the company running the server they connect to. So the only way to eliminate needing that trust is to use a messenger that is peer 2 peer (no server). This is limiting though since no server means no offline messaging. I know of one messenger that is encrypted, anonymous (required no identifying info to sign up) and is peer 2 peer. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Looking for free crossplatform communication tool going through Tor
    Sounds like tox could be a good fit. however it has nothing to do with Tor, just happens to work with it given the right configuration/setup. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Berty: The privacy-first messaging app
    Tox has several desktop clients available, even including a CLI one. - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Is There A Messaging(Text,VoiceNotes,Pics,Vids,Voice&VideoCall) App, That is open source, End to End Encrypted, Zero Knowledge Based & Most Importantly Doesn't Require Phone Number To Register? & Profile can be shared by the user to others by username? Please Help!
    Or you could try Tox . It's Tor based, but I don't know too much about it otherwise. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • The Ultimate Guide to Peer-to-Peer Video Conferencing
    Tox Chat is a free, encrypted, open-source, decentralized P2P conferencing platform. Its video and voice calling capabilities include many enterprise-grade features like screen sharing, 1:1 chat channels, group chat, and file sharing. Tox supports desktop platforms including macOS, Windows, and Linux and offers iOS (Antidote) and Android (Antox) connections. - Source: / 6 months ago
  • the US government is now forcing unions to pay for the company's losses during a strike. this is outrageous!
    Encrypted communication app you say? - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Post your Tox addresses here if you want to connect to other Monero users in a decentralized way
    Tox is a decentralized chat program, which can be used for almost everything you need. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Tell me why I got banned of Discord of the leftist society?
    I think Tox is an excellent tool (and it can be routed over Tor, if you prefer): - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Q-tox / toxchat
    Https:// - Anyone checked this ? Ledgit ? Safe ? What do we know about them . - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Most secure messaging app | Signal | why only signal??
    I will go more with solutions using the Matrix (chat network protocol) or Tox (p2p chat, nice for 1 to 1). - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Father remotely reading adult sister's texts
    Not entirely true, apps like Signal, Element, Tox, and some other messaging apps are free and private. Linux distributions (and BSD) such as TAILS OS, Solus and a few hundred others are also free and private. You can also choose to make basic changes like going through your accounts changing all the passwords, setting up 2FA, and locking down the settings every once in a while to increase privacy and security, all... - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Speek! - A decentralized and anonymous messenger based on Tor hidden services (allows anonymous p2p file sharing) Mac, Windows and Linux
    What would be the advantage of this over Tox? - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • The problems with the Red Left Anarchists: A Post-Left Anarchist/Transcendentalist critique
    Pleroma and is not hard to use, setting up a riseupVPN is easy as well. I mean, u can create an account on the if u wanna dip ur toes in the water, or You will need to use ur riseup email or protonmail though. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • The problems with the Red Left Anarchists: A Post-Left Anarchist/Transcendentalist critique
    The fedi is steadily growing, every centralised platform has already been replaced: Twitter/Facebook with Pleroma, YouTube with Peertube, Spotify with Whalefunk etc. It's all based on federationism/free-association, also you can purge all of your data permanently and the platforms are VPN friendly. There is also or which are Discord spin-offs that have higher encryption standards than Telegram... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • not authoritarian whatsoever
    Reddit is in no way safe, all of your data will be stored and sold to Google, govt agencies and other third parties- as stated in their privacy policy.Other good FOSS and encrypted platforms are and which is also a good Discord alternative. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Welcome on /r/QuitDiscord! Click here for more info about this sub and alternatives to Discord!
    Tox (open-source, encrypted and free). - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Chat Control: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and How You Should React
    There are some fully decentralized (or distributed) programs, eg. Jami or Tox or Biar but the adoption of these are minimal and the user experience is... Less than optimal. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Toxic?
    Welcome to my world OP. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Texting from Computer
    You don't need a phone number to use Line Messenger (but to activate encryption, yes) or Tox (encrypted by default) on your desktop, and both can be used on phones too. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Tox

5 best secure private messengers
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).
Top 10 Team Chat Software for a Self-Hosted environment specifically designed for Large Enterprises
Another instant messaging application for large corporations and governments. TOX is a free, easy-to-use messaging tool that comes without advertising. It's a people made a tool, that is highly encrypted and distributed. The other features of Tox include; voice, video, screen sharing, file sharing and groups
The 7 Best Texting Apps
There are a variety of clients you can use, depending on your hardware. On iOS, there's an app called Antidote for Tox, which provides basic access to the service. On Android, an app called Antox does the same. For desktop platforms, you've got a choice of qTox and uTox. You can check out the official wiki to learn more about the different types of clients.

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