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Soroushplus Messenger
Other namesپیام‌رسان سروش پلاس
Soroushplus Messenger
Developer(s)Setak Houshmand Sharif
(Managing Director: Morteza Rahimi)
PlatformAndroid, iOS, Windows, macOS, linux
Available inPersian, English, Arabic
TypeInstant messaging

SoroushPlus Messenger (Persian: پیام‌سان سروش‌پلاس) is an instant messaging application, developed by Setak Houshmand Sharif, The messenger has Android and iOS versions for phones, and trial versions for Windows, MacOS and Linux



According to the privacy policy, the app stores user information including content of chats, and user information such as name, phone number and contacts on their servers. The service also records IP addresses and device information. The terms and conditions promise not to reveal this data to any third parties. The conditions allow users to correct or validate information and delete their account. No mention is made of user's ability to delete their data.[1]

Some sources have criticised the app for its potential use by the Iranian government to monitor citizens.[2]


Milad Nouri reported a bug in Soroush application in 2018 using which you were able to find any user's phone number. Then as a proof he published Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi's phone number.[3][4][5][6]

Terms and conditions


Membership is dependent on compliance with the laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The terms and conditions of the service stipulate that users are not allowed to publish cybercrime, anti-religious, violent and terrorist propaganda, child abuse and theft. The service reserves the right to disable accounts in violation of rules.[7]

Reception and criticism


Ayatollah Khamenei closed his account on Telegram and telling users to do the same and sign up to the Iranian-produced services including Soroush.[8]

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  1. ^ سروش, پیام‌رسان; سروش, پیام‌رسان. "پیام‌رسان سروش | حریم خصوصی". پیام‌رسان سروش. Archived from the original on 2018-12-15. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  2. ^ "Iran releases messaging app Soroush to replace Telegram | Iran News | Al Jazeera". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  3. ^ "مشکل بزرگ پیام رسان سروش (+عکس)". www.asriran.com. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  4. ^ "وزیر ارتباطات، اولین قربانی افشای اطلاعات خصوصی در "سروش"/عکس". روزنامه دنیای اقتصاد (in Persian). Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  5. ^ "وزیر ارتباطات، اولین قربانی افشای اطلاعات خصوصی در "سروش" + تصویر". اقتصادنیوز (in Persian). Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  6. ^ "مشکل فاجعه‌آور پیام‌رسان سروش! + تصویر". PANA.IR (in Persian). 2018-04-03. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  7. ^ سروش, پیام‌رسان; سروش, پیام‌رسان. "پیام‌رسان سروش | قوانین و مقررات". پیام‌رسان سروش. Archived from the original on 2018-12-15. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  8. ^ "Iran pushes app with 'Death to America' emoji". BBC News. 2018-04-25. Retrieved 2018-12-13.