If you are using Signal in place of Whatsapp: you should know these 5 important points

The Signal Messenger app was developed by Moxie Marlinspike and Brian Acton in the year 2018. Brian Acton has also been a co-founder of WhatsApp. However, he left the Facebook and Company three years ago. Signal Foundation was introduced with the objective of making encrypted messaging apps available to users. It is an open source application and in fact WhatsApp has currently followed Signal's end to end encryption protocol.

Apps sent from Signal are encrypted. Meaning private messages and media will not be accessible on this platform. Also, they cannot be stored on any server. While WhatsApp end to end encryption is provided. By which private information such as IP address, group details and states can be accessed.

Due to new privacy policy of whatsapp, people are using Signal app instead of WhatsApp. However the Signal app is brand new in India. In such a situation, the user should know some important things before its use, which will make it easy to use the Signal app. Let us know that Signal app accesses much less information of the user than whatsapp. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has also spoken about using Signal. Let's know about the tips and tricks of Signal app-

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Set screen lock

Screen lock function is provided in the Signal app. In such a situation, even if your phone remains unlocked, you do not need to panic, because to use the signal app, a PIN or biometric lock will be required. For this, the user must first go to the privacy and screen lock option from the settings of the Signal app.

Turn off notifications

Currently, many users are installing the Signal app, so in this case you will get suggestions from all the contact list persons. To avoid this, you should turn off the Signal app notifications. For this, you will have to go to the Settings option of the app, from where you have to click on the notification and Toggle contact joined signal off.

Blur face photo

If you are worried about privacy, then you will be given the option to blur the face before sending the photo in the Signal app. Also, an option to manually edit the photo will be given. From this you will get the option of automatic face blur tool and manually swipe out.

Disappearing Message

WhatsApp has recently been given the option of Disappearing Message. But this feature has been used for a long time in the Signal app. There will also be an option to set the time limit for missing messages. For this, the user must first click on the name of the person concerned. After this, the Disappearing message will appear, where you will be able to set the limit of disappearance of the message.

Desktop support

Like WhatsApp, desktop support has been provided in the Signal app. Meaning users will be able to use the Signal app by scanning the QR Code on laptops and computers.

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