I’m going to stop using Telegram and I haven’t used Whatsapp for a long time already. Facebook is just well, we all know your data is not safe there. Instagram is under Meta which means it’s the same situation as Facebook. These are the most popular and common communication apps I know and use, which my friends and family use also. I heard about Signal but have no experience with it. I’m here with the question: what can I do? What messengers can I use?
I know there are some decentralized messengers but I have no idea whatsoever how it works and all that. I suppose they are the safest but guess they can be not that fast as the transaction time on blockchain can cause some time delays. I’m open to any suggestion and of course I’ll appreciate it if you share any alternatives to keep my communications and data safe.
15 thoughts on “Lately I’ve been doubting all existing messengers and their privacy. Are there any private messengers/communication protocols?”
Matrix/element is a discord style clone with end to end encryption
Our of curiosity why is telegram considered less private now?
Element, I don’t trust Signal anymore
If you are ready to do some technical setups you can try some blockchain messengers: Ylide, Echo, Status.
Also be ready to pay for using them as it is blockchain and you have to pay fees for transactions.
Signal is the only answer here.
I thought that telegram is the right one… guess signal must be tried then…
Look out for Blue Sky. I think you can sign up for their beta users list
You mentioned decentralized messengers but supposed that they cannot be that fast because of blockchain speeds. But decentralized doesn’t necessarilty mean that it has to run on the blockchain, it can also be Peer-2-Peer.
Take a look at this list: [https://www.geckoandfly.com/20552/encrypted-secure-message-chat/](https://www.geckoandfly.com/20552/encrypted-secure-message-chat/)
How has no one suggested Session? Based on Signal protocol but implements it’s own Tor network incentivised through PoS nodes funded via private monero code based tokens?
Where upon messaging is washed through 3 layers of these tor-like nodes so that no one node or recipient knows the next destination etc?
It’s one of the more promising solutions out there?
if there is a reason it’s not being recommended I’d love to know! As I intend to run one of said PoS nodes
CCX – conceal
Everyone suggests Signal even though it’s not open source or decentralized
You can try open Chat. It’s new, and purportedly runs on the ICP blockchain. Messages are fast too, no app yet. Just Web based for now.