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  • Date Added:
    May 22, 2014
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Editors' Review

TextSecure Private Messenger enables you to send encrypted text messages for free to anyone who uses the app. The great thing about it is that it can also send unencrypted messages to people on your contact list who don't have the app installed on their devices.


Lightweight and fluent: Unlike similar apps, TextSecure Private Messenger sets up quickly -- with just a phone number -- and then runs smoothly, using an interface that despite its beautiful design remains fast and undemanding on resources.

Nice sharing features: Apart from the ability to send group messages, this app also lets you share images and other media with ease, making your conversations more engaging.

High privacy: Every message you send to another user who has the app is encrypted. What's more, no messages and no group metadata are stored on the server, making this app a much more private messenger than most other communication apps for Android.


Occasional hiccups: Every now and then, an encrypted message you send fails to reach its destination; the other person only gets a "bad encryption" message. Also, expect minor group messaging errors like blank spaces when texting people who don't have the app.

Adding contacts not easy: The process for adding a new contact within the app could be streamlined, to make it easier for you to connect with new people you meet.

Bottom Line

A viable alternative to mainstream messaging apps, TextSecure Private Messenger lives up to its expectations, proving to be a solid, reliable app. Whether you text all the time or only occasionally, this is a worthwhile app to have on your smartphone. It's fast, lightweight, and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Open Whisper Systems
Publisher web site
Release Date April 15, 2014
Date Added May 22, 2014
Version 2.0.8
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Android 2.3
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Total Downloads 812
Downloads Last Week 2
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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