Fork from a private messenger for Android with extra options added: full backup and (partial, ony text) xml backup of messages. Restore can happen at any time, not only after a fresh install. Import SMS database. Removed apk expire. Choose between passphrase protection and the Android screenlock. More conversation colors and themes. Choice for the backup location (internal or removable storage). Set the maptype in the place picker. Option to treat view-once media as normal media. Option to ignore remote deletion. Choose between FCM or websocket notification delivery. (by johanw666)

Signal-Android Alternatives

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  • Signal-Android

    Fork from the JohanW fork of Signal, a private messenger for Android. It adds the option to import Whatsapp conversations. The purpose of this fork is to make the transition to Signal easier. It was created out of a personal need and might not be supported or extended in the long run.

  • signal-back

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  • TextSecure

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  • Signal-iOS

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  • LibreSignal

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  • mollyim-android

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  • signalbackup-tools

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where Signal-Android has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-01-13.
  • Another "~40 hours" Signal UI/UX Suggestions + Redesigned | 2021-01-24
  • Food for thought: Features being requested (last seen, status, stories) make you addicted and anxious | 2021-01-14
  • WhatsApp Status to convince your family & friends to switch to Signal – an educational approach (EN & DE) | 2021-01-14 | 2021-01-13
  • WhatsApp does not respect and protect your privacy. | 2021-01-13
    Indian public are really dump promoting and popularizing nepotism population . Give chance to others/ New comers also and bring competition . use alternatives :- Signal, Threema , etc......
  • Signal Fork with WhatsApp Migration | 2021-01-12
    This fork has the ability to export to encrypted zip, plain text, and the full database [1]. There seems to be a general theme of the dev's not supporting export/import functionality [2].


  • ULPT- WhatsApp Forwards for all Unkills to download Signal | 2021-01-10 .
  • guys what do you think about the new whatsapp policy. i've changed to a new app called "signal". it's also recommended by Elon musk | 2021-01-10
    However will try again asking them to install signal , , .
  • Saturday APPreciation (Jan 02 2021) - Your weekly app recommendation/request thread! | 2021-01-02
    installing this fork of the app
  • Can there be more conversation colors? | 2020-12-25
    There's a fork of Signal that I stumbled upon a while ago in the FAQs. It has more conversation colors and themes, among other things. Take a look if you want to try that out.


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johanw666/Signal-Android is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.