What is Signal?
Signal is a cross platform encrypted messaging service developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger. It uses the internet to send one-to-one and group messages, which includes files, voice notes, images and videos. It can also be used to make one-to-one and group Voice and Video Calls. Signal’s Software is free and Open Source.
Top 10 Features of Signal App
1. Disappearing Messages
Now you will be thinking that this feature is also provided by the Whatsapp. Yes, you are right but there you can’t set the timing. But here in the Signal App you can set the timer from 5 seconds to 1 week to disappear the messages.
2. Chat Color
In this feature you will get 13 different colors. So you can use different colors while chatting with your friends.
3. Disable Typing Indicator
In whatsapp you will not able to disable typing indicator. But in the Signal App you will be able to disable your typing Indicator. So when you are chatting with anyone then that person will not be able to see whether you are typing or not.
4. Self Note
In this feature you can send the messages to yourself. So if you want to save permanently some files, then you can send to yourself and that will be stored there permanently. So this is the best feature to save the important data or files.
5. Disable Link Preview
Whenever you share a link to any one then it’s description will be shown to them. So by this Disable Link Preview feature the description of that link will not be shared, only link will be shared.
6. Screen Security
In Whatsapp easily anyone can record the screen and you will not be aware of it. In this feature no one will be able to take screenshot or record the screen of your chatting screen. So this is a good feature to keep your Privacy. And until and unless you don’t allow the person to take screen shot or record the screen of your chatting’s they will not be able to take it.
7. Incognito Keyboard
Whenever you are sending message to anyone so your keyboards start storing your preferences and it will give you the suggestions when you are typing messages to someone. So many times you are using the third party keyboard so to give you the suggestions your data is stored by the Keyboard Company. But with use of this feature your data will not be share with the Keyboard Company and here your Privacy will be maintained.
8. Video Call in PC / Laptop
This feature is for the People who are using the Signal App in PC / Laptop. This feature allows the user to do Video Call or Recieve Video Call in PC/Laptop. This feature is not available in Whatsapp.
9. Relay Calls
So by switching on this feature whenever you call to any of your friend, then your IP Address will not be shown to them. And in Whatsapp this feature is also not available.
10. End to End Encryption
Signal Application is an Open Source Software so all your chats and call are fully encrypted. So in this app there is no harm to your Privacy. Though in Whatsapp also you will get End to End Encrytpion but whatsapp backup is stored in Google Drive so it is not fully encrypted.
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Click here to Download Signal App for Windows.
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