Signal Introduces Stories: A New Way to Share Encrypted Images, Videos, and Texts
Signal is introducing Signal Stories: a new way to share encrypted images, videos, and texts with your friends and family.
Signal Stories is a new feature that allows Signal users to create and share images, videos, and texts that automatically expire after 24 hours. The feature was first announced last month on the Signal community forum.
Now, the feature is rolling out on the latest version of Signal (v6.0) for all Android and iOS users today, with desktop support “coming soon.” Signal users will have the flexibility to dictate who can see their stories by heading into Settings > Stories.
From there, users can restrict which Signal connections can view the content, either by approving select contacts and existing group chats or manually hiding stories from specific people. Anyone in existing group chats can view a shared story in addition to comments and reactions from other group members. You can also restrict stories to specific groups, such as family members or co-workers.
So if you’re looking for a new way to share content with your Signal contacts, be sure to check out Signal Stories!
Quick start guide …
What is Signal App?
Signal is a cross-platform encrypted messaging service developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC. It uses the Internet to send one-to-one and group messages, which can include files, voice notes, images, and videos. Signal offers end-to-end encryption so that only the communicating users can read or listen to the messages and calls, and nobody in between, not even Signal.
Why Use Signal App?
Signal is widely considered to be one of the most secure messaging apps available. It’s open source, uses end-to-end encryption by default, and includes other security features like Signal Protected against screen capturing and message interception.
How to Use Signal App?
If you’re new to Signal, here’s a quick guide on how to get started:
- Download Signal for your mobile device (iOS or Android). Signal is also available for desktop (Mac and Windows).
- Open Signal and register your phone number.
- Signal will verify your phone number using a one-time passcode (OTP).
- Once you’re verified, you can start adding Signal contacts. Signal contacts are different from your phone contacts—they’re only people who also use Signal.
- To add a Signal contact, you can either import your phone contacts who use Signal or manually enter Signal user IDs.
- Now you’re ready to start sending messages and making calls! Signal offers features like group chats, voice and video calls, disappearing messages, and more.