Private Messengers

Keep your private conversations private.
Use a secure messenger instead of services like SMS (text message), Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Google Hangouts, Skype, or Yahoo Messenger.

EDITOR'S CHOICE

About as good as it gets in secure messaging.

Signal's popularity is well deserved. It's encryption is second-to-none, it supports text, voice, and video calling, and it's simple enough for anyone to comfortably adopt.

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With text, video, and voice, Signal's one of the most secure messengers available and endorsed by specialists like Edward Snowden.

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Wire- a potential Slack competitor- supports E2EE voice, video, screen sharing, free sketching, and is protected by Swiss privacy laws.

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With anonymous registration and no-knowledge access to your messages, Threema's a nice choice for those needing extra anonymity.

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Peerio's a nice option for those needing an office or team messenger with strong security and included file sharing.

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A great messenger for more technical users, Keybase's integrated file sharing is robust and convenient for sharing files across the web.

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Wickr's a great office/team messenger with encrypted voice, video, and screen sharing- plus a perfect 5-star rating from the EFF!

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Cyph's a nice option for those needing extreme anonymity and browser-based ephemeral text, voice, and video messaging.

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An open source, self-hosted messenger solution for groups. Their encryption is in beta, but Riot comes with file sharing, voice, and video.

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