Signal has surged to become the number one app on App Store in India as it has seen over 10 million downloads on PlayStore immediately after WhatsApp sent out its new terms of service that will come into effect from February 8, 2021. Now, how does the app function? And how can one use it? Here, we answer all the pertinent questions:
What is Signal app and is it safe? Signal is essentially an instant messaging, voice calling and video calling application for Android, iOS and desktop. This app uses end-to-end encryption protocols as they secure all communications to other Signal users.
Hence, now, all calls that include all long-distance and international calls, and they will be encrypted over a Wi-Fi or data connection and are also free of charge. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, American whistleblower Edward Snowden and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have all recommended using Signal. The app made is available on Android, iOS, and desktop.
How does Signal app work? As such, Signal will allow users to send end-to-end encrypted group, text, picture, and audio and video messages, as well as make encrypted audio and video calls. Signal needs permission which will access your contacts before you compose a message for someone. All you need to do is to tap on okay or allow if you do not give Signal the permission to access your contact – you will then be required to manually enter your contacts.
Is Signal app free? Oh, yes, Signal app is completely free and it is available for users on Apple App Store and Google PlayStore.
How to use the Signal app? You can download it from the Apple App Store or Google PlayStore. For iPhone users, this app will work on iOS 9.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. And, Android users, it will work on Android 4 and higher versions.