When comparing Wire vs Bolt, the Slant community recommends Wire for most people. In the question“What are the best messaging apps for Android?” Wire is ranked 9th while Bolt is ranked 36th.
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Pro Libre/open source
Pro End-to-end encryption
Pro Clean, modern interface
Pro Swiss legislation
Registered in Switzerland.
Pro Completely free for private use
Check out their pricing. It cannot be cheaper for secure private communication.
Pro Intuitive user interface
Wire's user interface is quite intuitive to use, still it has everything required for a complete experience. Settings are very clean and allows you to turn on/off some features which might be disturbing for some, like link previews and emoji conversion.
Pro One tap photo and video sharing
Tap a contact to take a picture, tap and hold a contact to record video. Tapping the screen will allow you to add text to photos and videos just taken.
Pro One-to-one conversations increase chance of feedback
Limiting conversations to only two parties increases the likelihood of getting a response.
Con Only available in select countries
Bolt is limited to New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa.
Con No groups
Bolt only allows one-to-one communications.