This is the first time I am truly disappointed in an ITSFOSS article.
The problem here is, that there are facts (not opinions) supporting a different ranking of the displayed apps. I highly doubt the apps were thoroughly tested by the author himself.
Here are my results, but they are confirmed by several knowledgable and also less techy people:
- Session does not work!! It tried it with 2 friends. Did not work. My friend tried using it with 2 different friends. Still did not work. The messages almost never arrive. It simply does not work. We all had to ditch this app, because it is utter garbage and simply does not work!
- Telegram - don’t even get me started on that piece of shit. I hate how so many people think this is a valid alternative to WhatsApp, but it’s not. It has OPTIONAL end-to-end encryption and was already cracked by authorities, the same way WhatsApp was. Do I really need to say more?!
- Element is just another Matrix client. The very old one was very slow and sluggish. Overall I personally do not like Matrix in general, because it seems like a cousin of IRC and I don’t like this whole group-chat-centric style of such chat solutions. Chat works fine, but end-to-end encryption is optional and can become extremely cumbersome! Therefore, no recommendation for this messenger, either.
- Threema is objectively, when purely going by facts, the BEST messenger of all in this list. It should be ranked first, extremely clearly.
I already compared some messengers before:
Just recently Threema released a very great messenger comparison. All this is fact-checked:
If you want security without sacrificing more usability than absolutely necessary, there is only one choice:
Whoever says something different literally does not know what they are talking about, because these facts are so clear, nobody who dove into this topic deep enough can deny.