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{{Entry
|Name=Signal
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|Name=Signal Android
|Short description=An app for private communication.
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|Short description=A private messenger for Android.
|Full description=Signal is an app for simple private communication with friends. It supports end-to-end encrypted instant messaging, voice calling and video calling.
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|Full description=Signal is a messaging app for simple private communication with friends.
  
Signal uses your device's data connection (WiFi/3G/4G) to communicate securely, optionally supports plain SMS/MMS to function as a unified messenger, and can also encrypt the stored messages on your device.
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Signal uses your phone's data connection (WiFi/3G/4G) to communicate securely, optionally supports plain SMS/MMS to function as a unified messenger, and can also encrypt the stored messages on your phone.
 
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|Homepage URL=https://whispersystems.org
A desktop app that can be used on Debian-based GNU/Linux distributions has been released. It requires that the user has first registered on Android or iOS.
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|Submitted by=Tim Howes
|Homepage URL=https://signal.org
 
|Is High Priority Project=No
 
|VCS checkout command=git clone https://github.com/whispersystems/signal-android
 
|Computer languages=JavaScript, Java, Objective-C
 
|Documentation note=GitHub page at https://github.com/whispersystems/ with more documentation at https://signal.org/docs/.
 
|Decommissioned/Obsolete=No
 
|Donate=https://freedom.press/crowdfunding/signal/
 
|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=No
 
|Microblog=https://twitter.com/whispersystems
 
|Related projects=Wire, Ricochet, Tox, Telegram, Ring
 
|Version identifier=4.13.7
 
|Version date=2017/11/30
 
|Version download=https://signal.org/android/apk
 
|Test entry=No
 
|Last review by=Bendikker
 
|Last review date=2018/04/19
 
|Submitted by=Bendikker
 
 
|Submitted date=2016/10/28
 
|Submitted date=2016/10/28
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|Status=
 
|Is GNU=No
 
|Is GNU=No
 
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|License copyright=Copyright 2011 Whisper Systems
 
|License copyright=Copyright 2011 Whisper Systems
  
Copyright 2013-2017 Open Whisper Systems
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Copyright 2013-2016 Open Whisper Systems
  
 
Licensed under the GPLv3: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html
 
Licensed under the GPLv3: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=R (Ref)
 
|Resource URL=https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/signal
 
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{{Resource
 
|Resource audience=Python (Ref)
 
|Resource URL=https://pypi.org/project/signal
 
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{{Resource
 
|Resource audience=Ruby (Ref)
 
|Resource URL=https://rubygems.org/gems/signal
 
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{{Resource
 
|Resource audience=Developer
 
 
|Resource kind=Developer
 
|Resource kind=Developer
|Resource URL=https://signal.org/docs/
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|Resource URL=https://whispersystems.org/docs/
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Bug tracking, User, Developer
 
 
|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
 
|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
|Resource URL=https://github.com/whispersystems/
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|Resource URL=https://github.com/WhisperSystems/Signal-Android
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{{Resource
 
|Resource audience=User, Developer, Help, Support
 
|Resource kind=Forum
 
|Resource URL=https://whispersystems.discoursehosting.net/
 
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{{Resource
 
|Resource audience=Developer
 
|Resource kind=Mailing List Info/Archive
 
|Resource URL=https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/whispersystems
 
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{{Resource
 
|Resource audience=User, Help, Support
 
|Resource kind=Support
 
|Resource URL=https://support.signal.org/
 
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{{Resource
 
|Resource audience=Blog, User, Developer
 
|Resource kind=General
 
|Resource URL=https://signal.org/blog/
 
 
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{{Software category
 
{{Software category
|Business=telephony
 
 
|Chat=instant-messaging
 
|Chat=instant-messaging
|Interface=x-window-system
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|Internet-application=mobile-phone, privacy
|Internet-application=mobile-phone, privacy, security
 
 
|Live-communications=chat
 
|Live-communications=chat
|Programming-language=java, javascript
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|Runs-on=Android
|Runs-on=Windows, Android, GNU/Linux, iOS
 
 
|Security=encryption
 
|Security=encryption
|Use=live-communications, security
 
 
|Version-control=git
 
|Version-control=git
|Works-with=audio, graphics, images, text, video
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|Works-with=audio, graphics, images, text
|Works-with-format=pdf
 
 
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{{Featured}}
 
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Revision as of 13:57, 28 October 2016

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Signal

https://signal.org
An app for private communication.

Signal is an app for simple private communication with friends. It supports end-to-end encrypted instant messaging, voice calling and video calling.

Signal uses your device's data connection (WiFi/3G/4G) to communicate securely, optionally supports plain SMS/MMS to function as a unified messenger, and can also encrypt the stored messages on your device.

A desktop app that can be used on Debian-based GNU/Linux distributions has been released. It requires that the user has first registered on Android or iOS.

Documentation

GitHub page at https://github.com/whispersystems/ with more documentation at https://signal.org/docs/.

Related Projects





Licensing

License

Verified by

Verified on

Notes

Verified by

Tim Howes <timhowes@members.fsf.org>

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28 October 2016




Leaders and contributors

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug tracking, User, DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttps://github.com/whispersystems/
Python (Ref)https://pypi.org/project/signal
User, Developer, Help, SupportForumhttps://whispersystems.discoursehosting.net/
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/signal
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archivehttps://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/whispersystems
R (Ref)https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/signal
DeveloperDeveloperhttps://signal.org/docs/
User, Help, SupportSupporthttps://support.signal.org/
Blog, User, DeveloperGeneralhttps://signal.org/blog/


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 April 2018.



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