Explain why permissions are required in Play store description
I believe there's a bug/known issue in the compiler that requires identity. But this permission request seems strange for a secure chat app.
In addition to identity, why does it require access to Photos and Device ID? As the app is open-source, presumably the data is not being used outside of the device.
In Chatsecure one can login with the Google Account. ChatSecure is searching for Account.