Reviewed October 5th, 2020
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Jami is an encrypted messaging and video calling platform which provides you with a unique username for future logins. The app can be downloaded for free from the App Store.

Breach History

Has there ever been a breach or data leak?


No known hacks or data breaches!


Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?


Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?


Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?


Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?


Does it have parental controls?


Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?


Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?


Does it require you to create a strong password?


Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?


Does it have a privacy policy?


How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?


Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?


Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?


Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?


Does it require a phone number to use?


Does it require an address (home or office) to use?


Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?


Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?


Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?


Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?


What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

Not much risk. Jami is peer-to-peer, meaning that all messages sent using the app are stored locally on each user's device, so Jami cannot access any of your messages.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Jami collects anoymous and aggregated data in order to determine which platforms to focus development efforts on.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Peer-to-peer.
  • End-to-end encrypted.
  • No information exposed to third parties.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Messages can only be sent when both users are online.
  • Your IP address and that of your contacts may be visible if you do not use a VPN.
  • Buggy.

Final Thoughts

Jami does a great job ensuring the privacy of its users. It is peer-to-peer, end-to-end encrypted and does not share any data with third parties. The only downside is that both users most be online at once to send or receive messages. If you want total privacy for your messages, Jami is a good choice.

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