Guys, If you want to respect your privacy please switch to Signal messenger. https://signal.org/ It respects your privacy, & is run by folks who support #foss, its free and did I mention that It is not run by some mega corporation. Its run by a Not for Profit organization.
Apk Link: https://signal.org/android/apk/
But they do need to know your phone number to register, which I always find a bit suspicious!
@techonify ya but it's used for verification/activation. They are transparent about the service as far as I know so I don't worry that much. For maximum privacy one can use jabber +xmpp or matrix.
I still quite like secret (on Fdroid) which still uses encrypted SMS
@techonify Ya thats nice app.
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