What are the best encrypted messengers for Android?

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    #1Telegram

    Telegram

    Telegram is a simple, fast and secure messaging app that allows your messages to be synced across all of your devices. Telegram is particularly useful for sending files and media as there is no filesize limit on what you can send.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Christian Price
    Written on May 5, 2017
    "I am a little wary of my messages online so I was looking for an app to send encrypted messages on Android. Telegram is a good useful app that does exactly what I wanted."
  2. 7

    #2Wickr

    Wickr
    A cross-platform desktop software and mobile application for ephemeral messaging. Both for personal and professional use Wickr offers: encrypted messages, secure rooms for workgroups, safe file transfer, ephemeral messages.
    Apps

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free

    Judy Cole
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "I like the overall concept of this app. It makes it easy to encrypt the messages that you send. Another solid feature is that you can set a date for how long the message can be viewed, this is great if you have something that is more sensitive in nature. Overall, if you want something to make the data you send to others more secure, you should check this app out, it's easy to use and has some nice features. "
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    #3Signal

    Signal

    Signal is a confidential messaging app that lets you communicate instantly without messaging fees and chat in real time with all your friends at once, as well as send attachments with complete privacy. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Sue Yu
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "With everything going on with the NSA and hackers, I wanted a secure way to send messages on Android. I tried Signal and it is amazing. It uses cryptographic protocols that ensure messages are secure and, additionally, messages are not stored or kept by the app. Take that corporations! I recommend this."
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    #4ChatSecure

    ChatSecure
    Free and open source encrypted chat, ChatSecure makes encrypted messaging possible through popular messaging services (Hangouts, Facebook, Jabber etc.). In order to make it completely secure, you need to install Orbot plugin as well.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Bryan Daniels
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "I have become super paranoid about my messages being insecure when using my Android phone. An application that adds robust encryption features is ChatSecure for Android. It's an application that assists in encrypting messages being sent through major messaging services. "
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    #5StealthChat

    StealthChat
    StealthChat is a mobile app designed for any need of encrypted calls and chat on your Android and iOS devices. Private messaging and an advanced encryption technology.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Christian Perez
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "Looking to have more private conversations on your phone? StealthChat is a very useful tool that encrypts all text messages. It also encrypts your phone book and recent call list, if you so choose. It's free, so why not give it a chance for a little extra piece of mind?"
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    #6StealthChat: Private Messaging

    StealthChat: Private Messaging

    StealthChat is a security app for calling and chatting with your friends and partners. With advanced encryption technology, your phone calls and chat messages are private. All calls and messages are free over cellular and Wi-Fi connections.StealthChat is free, fast, and lightweight .

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Amazon

    Free

    Jesse Burton
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "Android is known for its flexibility but unfortunately that comes with a disadvantage. The system is easily hackable and it's always good practice to protect oneself against potential intrusions. StealthChat is a great messaging application that encrypts my calls and messages with ease and It has become one of the first applications I install on any new device"
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    #7Ceerus

    Ceerus

    Ceerus is a free app for iOS and Android devices that lets you send secure, encrypted messages. This app is ideal for individuals and companies who want to send video calls and messages in a secure environment.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Ethan Cunningham
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "I downloaded Ceerus on my android phone, and I'm enjoying using it to send secure messages to my contacts. It works great also with videos, and I feel that my privacy is a little more respected when I use it :)"
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    #8Surespot Encrypted Messenger

    Surespot Encrypted Messenger

    Surespot Encrypted Messenger is an app for iOS and Android devices that lets you send secure encrypted messages. With this app you will be able to control over your messages. Once your message and its attachments are delivered, they will be removed from the receiver's phone.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Guadalupe Saldaña
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "I wanted something to encrypt my messages for privacy reasons. I got this but it's fairly finicky to use, and I'm not even sure how the message travels with encryption but then its removed upon arrival?"

Summary

Best What are the best encrypted messengers for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1TelegramApps 8 Free
2WickrApps 7 Free
3SignalApps 4 Free
4ChatSecureApps 1 Free
5StealthChatApps 1 Free
6StealthChat: Private MessagingApps 1 Free
7CeerusApps 0 Free
8Surespot Encrypted MessengerApps 0 Free
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