SoftTalk Messenger, a Nigerian-owned messaging app, is changing the game with its innovative approach to communication. CEO Simple Azenabor, a Nigerian developer based in Japan, introduces a revolutionary feature that allows users to chat and make calls without sharing their phone numbers, significantly enhancing security, privacy, and safety.

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In a world where sharing phone numbers can lead to unwanted spam and security risks, SoftTalk Messenger offers a solution. By using @username instead of phone numbers, users can connect with friends, family, and colleagues while keeping their phone numbers private. This feature is particularly useful in group chats, where privacy concerns are heightened.

SoftTalk Messenger also prioritizes user control and privacy by allowing individuals to turn their profiles on or off from the SoftTalk directory. This feature ensures that users can enjoy a private communication experience, free from unwanted attention.

Beyond its privacy features, SoftTalk Messenger is a comprehensive messaging app designed to meet the diverse needs of its users. In addition to messaging and calls, the app includes features such as a marketplace for buying and selling products and services, story posting, and bill payments. Users can even earn extra income by reselling data and airtime directly within the app.


Security is a top priority for SoftTalk Messenger, with messages encrypted and transferred over secure channels using standard encryption algorithms. With support for up to 500,000 participants in a single group, the app ensures seamless communication for both individuals and large groups.

Simple Azenabor emphasizes the importance of indigenous solutions in meeting the technological needs of Nigerians and Africans. SoftTalk Messenger aims to fill this gap by providing a platform built by and for the people of Africa.

Since its introduction in late 2018, SoftTalk Messenger has continuously improved its platform, expanding its features and language support. Available on Android, web, and iOS platforms, the app has garnered widespread popularity and continues to grow its user base.


With its commitment to privacy, security, and user empowerment, SoftTalk Messenger is poised to become the go-to messaging app for Nigerians and Africans alike.

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