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Signal app

What is Signal App

Signal app has become the talk of the town in past few days. This is because of the new privacy policy introduced by WhatsApp. Which states that in order to continue with our services you would have to agree with our terms and conditions i.e. WhatsApp will share your data to Facebook. And Facebook wil use that data to expand their business. This means that WhatsApp is no more concerned about our privacy.

 

signal app vs whatsapp               Whatsapp vs signal app

 

A famous lines from English Literature “If you are not paying for it, then you become The Product”. This means that WhatsApp is now no more free for its customers. So, in this situation people are looking for alternate apps such as Signal, Telegram etc. Meanwhile Signal is getting famous both in India and Germany. World’s wealthiest person Elon Musk also tweeted Use Signal.

Signal private messaging app

Signal is a cross-platform encrypted messaging service developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger. It is same as WhatsApp with some additional features. It’s secure app. Many people in India have moved to Signal and deleted their WhatsApp account. Now a war over messaging on Internet has begun. Signal is available for iPad iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac and Linux. This app is developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC and it is a non-profit company. The app was created by Moxie Marlinspike, American cryptographer and currently CEO of Signal Messenger.

Use signal tweeted by elon musk

The Signal Foundation was created by WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton and Marlins like. Action funded $50 million to Signal after quitting WhatsApp in 2017.

You can chat with your friends same as other messaging app and also do group video call. Group can be formed with a maximum of  150 members.

Featues of Signal App:

  • You can’t add any person randomly unlike in WhatsApp (until you change your settings in WhatsApp)

                                                                           Signal app features

  • You can send disappearing messages on Signal on for each individual chat and can set timing of 5 seconds to a week.

                                                                             signal disappearing

  • Collect minimal data of user without comprising features and privacy.

Send message in signal

  • Don’t show last seen                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hide online
  • It doesn’t backup any data and thus more secure.
  • Gives an option to turn ON or OFF the typing indicator.                                                                                                                                                                      Turn off typing indicators
  • Screen protection features so that other won’t misuse your chat screenshot.

Scren shot privacy

  • You can make it default message app

Signal app default messaging app

  • If you switch off Allow from Everyone in setting, the no unknown person will be able to send you messages

Unknown person can't message in signal

  • Chat backup option so that you can save your chat in any folder in your phone it’s doesn’t allow any third party i.e. Gmail to back your chat unlike in other apps

Chat backup in app

  • Option Note to self very beneficial to make some notes for self which is not available in WhatsApp

note option in signal app

  • Chat colour option is also there same as messenger. You can select different colours for different chats.                                                          chat color in signal

How to use Signal App?

Its demand increased when world’s wealthiest person tweeted to use this app. Let’s see, how you can use signal app.

Downlaod signal app

Steps:

Go to Play store/App store type Signal messenger app and download it. You can also download it from the official website signal.org 

After downloading make an account using your cell no. You will require to add your name and add a profile pic if you wish to do so.

Create your four digit pin either in numeric or alphabet. So, next time when you login you will use it to open your account.

Now your Signal app is launched and is ready to use.

In the main page of your app you will see a pencil option by clicking on that you can select contact to chat or to create groups.

When you send a message you will see single tick when message has been sent from your end, Double tick when message reach to the recipient, and brown colour when it will be read by recipient.

You can send emojis, gif, documents etc using this app.

Audio video call can also be performed using this app

 

Signal App Download link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.thoughtcrime.securesms

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