How to install Signal to send secure messages?
Signal is a platform-independent encrypted messaging service that uses the Internet to send private and group messages.
Sending voice messages, images, videos, and other files is also possible. As with other messaging services such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
Also read What Freek Evers writes about Signal.
Focus on safe messages
Until now, WhatsApp provided encrypted messages without interference or data sharing with parent company Facebook. As of Feb . 8, this will change.
Install Signal on Windows, Android, iOS or MacOSX
Like WhatsApp or Teams , Signal has a clientprogram that can be used to send messages via computer.
Getting started with Signal - installation guide
1. Open the software on your computer
2. Scan the QR code
3. Select "Linked Devices."
4. Link new devices
Scan QR Code
read recipients Enable or disable - In signal
If you want to disable read recipients you can change this setting via Settings - Privacy.
Enable sound of messages in Signal
Press settings -> Notifications
Additional security measures
Within Signal, you can configure these settings:
Set pin reminders - this ensures that you will never forget the PIN. Occasional reminders train the memory.
Registration lock: re-register PIN code.
Screen Lock: The application unlocked with Touch ID, Face ID or your iOS or Android Passcode / password.
Screen security: No notifications in the home screen.
Allow from anyone: Discouraged setting - this allows anyone to send messages.