SOMA Messenger is an instant messaging app with two standout features: privacy, and high-quality voice and video calls for free. In every other department, yeah, it’s basically the same as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
Why is SOMA special?
If SOMA Messenger is so similar to both Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, why should you swap? Well, SOMA Messenger guarantees greater security and privacy than its rivals. The app provides a system of encryption 2048 bit and 256 bit AES; all of which means that it is incredibly difficult for third parties to gain access to your information.
The app includes free voice and video calls of superior quality to the competition – though to get the most from this you will need a good connection.
Interested in better safety and free quality calls? Then you're one step away from downloading SOMA. There is a but though, and it’s a big but, you will have to convince your friends to download and use it too for it to be any use. And in testing, that proved harder than you may imagine as people are already juggling so many messaging apps and don't want another.
SOMA, so good
The reticence of users to adopt new chat app is a shame because SOMA Messenger is great, even allowing chats of up to 500 active users. At least that’s what is claimed… I only had one friend to add to a chat.
While SOMA Messenger's features make it standout, its interface and controls do not. If you have Facebook or WhatsApp Messenger, SOMA you will be 100% familiar. The structure of the app is a copy/paste of its rivals. Zero innovation. Zero originality.
The eternal drawback of the new app
SOMA Messenger needs an install base before it can really take off. But, that shouldn’t stop you downloading it and trying to convince your friends to use it, because it is has great features and benefits.