Favorite encrypted messaging platform?

What is everyone’s favorite messaging app? I’ve been using Telegram for a while, but I saw that Signal got an award from the EFF recently. Any thoughts?

Signal, absolutely, 100%. Its protocol is the basis for other platforms, it has been security audited, and several governments BAN it completely… which ought to tell you something.

I use it to talk on video and voice to my other friends that use it. I have ONE “Normie” buddy who won’t get off GChat, however, even though he KNOWS we are being monitored.

Google just added end-to-end encryption to their Messaging app, but I don’t trust it.