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「ColorOS Tech」Signal App - 'Say Hello to Privacy'

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Hello Fans of ColorOS,

How're all of you? I hope all of you in the ColorOS community are doing well and having fun.

In this thread I am going to discuss about the app that has emerged as one of the top alternatives to WhatsApp recently with WhatsApp's updated privacy policy and became top Free App on Google Store in India.
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Add to that, Tesla CEO Elon Musk also tweetedto ‘Use Signal’ to his millions of Twitter followers.
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What is Signal?

Signal is an encrypted messaging app with a focus on privacy, and has been launched around 2014. Signal app lets you send messages and make calls via the Internet. It supports group chats and group video calls too.

Signal's tagline is 'Say Hello to Privacy' and the service is end-to-end encrypted just like WhatsApp. In fact, WhatsApp uses the Signal protocol for its end-to-end encryption feature.
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Who created the app?

Signal was created by Moxie Marlinspike, American cryptographer and currently CEO of Signal Messenger.The app is developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC and it is a non-profit company.

The Signal Foundation was created by WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton and Marlinspike. Acton, who left WhatsApp back in 2017, has put in around $50 million to help with funding Signal.

Supported platforms ?

Signal is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Mac and Linux, although you can only sign up via Android or iPhone. We can download Signal via official page.
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Is Signal app really safe?

Signal is one of the most secure messaging apps that you can use right now. Apart from CEOs like Elon Musk, the famous whistleblower Edward Snowden also recommends Signal. We can also enable additional security features such as requiring a second password (other than the OTP) to log in to Signal on new devices, biometric authentication, etc.

The complete source code for the Signal clients and the Signal server is available on GitHub. This enables interested parties to examine the code for security and correctness.


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Features of Signal App

- Signal app is completely free to use. It lets users send messages, make audio and video calls with their friends, share photos, videos and links, similar to how other messaging apps work.

- We can also create groups on Signal, which are limited to 150 members

- In this app if you do create a group, everyone is not automatically added to the group. People are sent an invite and they have to accept the invite to join the Group, unlike WhatsApp where someone who has your contact can often add you straight to a group. And unless you change the setting on WhatsApp, everyone can directly add to you a group

- Signal lets you individually reply to messages, send emoji-based reactions to a particular message, and even delete a particular message from the chat by choosing the 'Delete for Everyone' option.

- The focus of Signal is on privacy entirely. The app is not just about offering end-to-end encryption, but chooses to collect minimal user data, without compromising on features

Backup Signal Chats to Google Drive or iCloud?

Signal messages, pictures, files, and other contents are stored locally on your device. So if we lose access to your old phone, and set up Signal once again on a new device, all previous chats will be gone.


Hope you guys liked my article on Signal App.  

Vote of Thanks

I would like to thank  @Zaki1203 for the guidance and support

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