How to install Signal to send secure messages?

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

From 8 February, users will not be able to use WhatsApp if they do not agree to the new terms of use.

Until now, WhatsApp has provided encrypted messages without interference or data sharing with its parent company Facebook. From 8 February, this will change.

Installing Signal on Windows, Android, iOS or MacOSX

Signal can be installed on mobile devices, iOS, Android, and Windows 10.

Like WhatsApp or Teams , Signal has a clientprogram that can be used to send messages via the computer.

Download Signal instant messaging

Starting with Signal - Installation Guide

Install the software on your smartphone. iOS, Android, Mac or Debian.
Install the client on a Windows 10 computer.

1. Open the software on your computer


2. Scan the QR code

Link your phone to signal desktop

3. Select "Linked Devices".

Linked Devices Signal

4. Link new devices

Link new device Signal

Scan QR Code

Scan QR Code Signal

read recipients On or off - In signal

If you want to disable read recipients , you can change this setting in Settings - Privacy.

Read Receipts Signal disable enable

Enable sound of messages in Signal

Press Settings -> Notifications

Notifications change signal

Additional safety measures

Within Signal, you can configure these settings:

Set pin reminders - this ensures that you will never forget your pin code. Remembering once in a while trains the memory.

Registration lock: Registering PIN code again.

Screen Lock: Unlock the application with Touch ID, Face ID or your iOS or Android Passcode/Password.

Screen security: No notifications on the home screen.

Allow from anyone: Disallowed setting - this allows anyone to send messages.

Privacy setting signal options possibilities

Also read

Install WhatsApp on your Windows PC or MAC
Microsoft Teams comparison with Whatsapp
Zoom | The most frequently asked tips and tricks - Tutorial
Download and install Microsoft Teams



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Nel Lanser
Nel Lanser
11 months ago

How can you turn off the zapping in the signal app?

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