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Re: Is this app any good?

Good questions. Downvoters: GFY.

These are the salient facts (source: wikipedia)

- E2E-encrypted one-to-one and group chat

- via central servers run by Open Whisper Systems

- smartphone (Android or iOS) required for signup

- phone number required for signup verification (need not be associated with the phone)

- "desktop" app available as a Chrome extension, currently preview release, does not support signup

Certainly has its limitations but sounds like a decent alternative to non-E2E chat apps like Slack, Google, Facebook, Whatsapp.

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