Secure messaging

question

Which of these messaging services is currently considered the most secure and private?

  • iOS Messages
  • Signal
  • Telegram
  • WhatsApp
  • Not sure

Main insights

Over one third of the respondents were not sure which messaging app was considered the most secure and private, with Canadians being the most undecided (40% said they were not sure). Another third picked Apple’s Messages app, although British respondents put more trust in WhatsApp instead (35%).

Less than 8% of all respondents chose Signal, which isn’t owned by a tech giant, hasn’t had any notable security breaches and is Edward Snowden's messaging app of choice for encrypted communications.

Score by country

  • Australia

    Australia

    10%
  • United States

    United States

    9%
  • Canada

    Canada

    9%
  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    5%

Fully correct answers by country

  • Australia

    Australia

    10%
  • United States

    United States

    9%
  • Canada

    Canada

    9%
  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    5%