Brief: Our open source software highlight of the week is Session. It is a fork of another increasingly popular private messenger Signal. Session doesn’t even need your phone number to operate.
Privacy concerned people are always in the search of an ultimate service that lets you communicate securely while respecting our privacy across multiple platforms.
Recently, I came across an interesting open-source messaging app “Session” by Loki Foundation, which is technically a fork of another open source encrypted messenger Signal.
Session is fairly new to the scene – I’ve mentioned some of the bugs that I encountered at the bottom of the article.
But, with Session, you do not need a phone number, simply click on “Create Account” after you install it on your desktop or phone and it will simply generate a random (unique) Session ID.
So, you just have to share your Session ID with the contact you want to add. Or, you can also opt to get the QR Code after account creation which you can share with your friends to add you back.