Messaging Systems That Support Both E2E Encryption and Multiple Devices

On Twitter, Robin Malhotra made an observation that I’d never really considered, nor recall anyone else observing, but which seems to me a very big deal: that iMessage is the only major messaging service that supports both end-to-end encryption and multiple devices. Even Google’s brand-new Allo does not support multiple devices (and only uses encryption for “incognito” chats).

Multi-device support is essential to my use of iMessage.

Update: Wire is another chat service that supports multiple devices and uses end-to-end encryption everywhere.

Monday, 24 October 2016