Best Messaging Apps for Privacy

Privacy has become a very sensitive and intricate issue since the Snowden leak. We strive to keep our communications private and away from prying eyes. We have detailed some of the best messaging apps for Privacy you can use for your work.

1] Signal

This is the single app you will need if you don’t want to worry about privacy. The app was lauded by Edward Snowden for its strict policy with privacy. Signal was one of the first apps to implement End-to-end encryption (E2EE) in its messaging service. Signal does not record a single bit of data from their user, not even the meta data, unlike WhatsApp. Signal is available across all platforms and the parent company Open Whisper Systems has taken great efforts to make it the best. To use Signal on your desktop, you will have to use Chrome with its plugin which you can find here.

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2] WhatsApp

There is no need to give any explanation for this app. In 2016, WhatsApp started using “The Signal Protocol” for their encryption which is designed by Open Whisper Solutions. Most of the code in WhatsApp is taken from the Signal. WhatsApp has recently started giving their importance for privacy and it is a great move towards a better Internet. On the other hand, even though WhatsApp does not store any messages on their servers, it does save meta data on them.

3] Silent Phone

Silent Phone is designed by Silent Circle, the company dedicated to mobile security. Silent Phone provides secure messaging and calls. There are many small features like self-destruct and file sending etc. We assume that the encryption designed by the developers of Silent Phone themselves since there is no mention that the app uses end to end encryption. It is a subscription-based service which costs $9.95/month.

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Best Messaging Apps for Privacy

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