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Signal >> Blog >> Technology preview: Sealed sender for Signal

In addition to the end-to-end encryption that protects every Signal message, the Signal service is designed to minimize the data that is retained about Signal users. By design, it does not store a record of your contacts, social graph, conversation list,

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Signal >> Blog

Signal exists to provide people everywhere with a tool for real private communication. That’s our only goal, and we take it very seriously. We’re structured as a nonprofit to ensure that market forces can never put profit or expediency over the safety of


Signal >> Blog >> You Can Change Your Number

Millions of people worldwide rely on Signal every day for secure and private communication. Some of these people change their phone number, but want to continue using Signal without registering for a new account. We now provide the ability to change the p

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Signal >> Blog >> Make privacy stick

They get slapped on street signs. We wear them on our clothes to identify ourselves to distant coworkers during awkward holiday parties. Some people create massive galleries on their laptops in overlapping levels stacked so deep that the hinges begin to l

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Signal >> Blog >> Accept the unexpected: Message requests are now available in Signal

The number of people who join Signal every day is still growing at a record pace. With so many new conversations getting started, we’ve heard from a lot of users that they’d like more control over how they begin.

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Signal >> Blog >> Help us test payments in Signal

The latest Signal betas are rolling out today. Inside, you’ll find performance enhancements, a slew of bug fixes, improvements to the mute settings, and if you’re in the United Kingdom, you’ll see support for Signal Payments a new feature that enables you

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Signal >> Blog >> Give reactions a thumbs up

When you’re standing next to a friend who says something funny, you can just laugh. You don’t need to pause and say “I found what you just said humorous” or quote their own words back to them before displaying a real-world emoji on your face. This feeling

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Signal >> Blog >> A new platform is calling: Help us test one-to-one voice and video conversations on Signal Desktop

The latest beta release of Signal Desktop includes preliminary support for one-to-one voice and video calls. Call your friends and family on macOS, Windows, and Linux; see their smiles on a larger screen; hear their laughter through the big speakers on yo

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Signal >> Blog >> I link therefore I am

This makes it possible for users to generate link previews while hiding the URL from the Signal service itself, shielding their IP address from the previewed site, and obfuscating the true size of the preview image. All of this happens automatically behin

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Signal >> Blog >> Improving Registration Lock with Secure Value Recovery

A Registration Lock PIN functions the same way as any password: it’s a shared secret that you and the service agree on in order to verify that you are really you when you show up in the future.

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Signal >> Blog >> No Risk No Reward

After immersing myself for years and years in the world of finance (specifically, options market making and algorithmic trading there was no escaping this mantra of “no risk, no reward Most of the time, my (trading) style was fairly risk-averse. I knew ho

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Signal >> Blog >> Sometimes once is better than a lifetime

Today’s beta releases of Signal for Android and iOS include a new way to send individual photos and videos that are automatically removed from a conversation thread after they have been viewed.

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Signal >> Blog >> Privacy is Priceless, but Signal is Expensive

Meredith Whittaker and Joshua Lund on 16 Nov 2023 Signal is the world’s most widely used truly private messaging app, and our cryptographic technologies provide extra layers of privacy beyond the Signal app itself. Since launching in 2013, the Signal Prot

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Signal >> Blog >> New Features Roll Call: Fall 2023

You should be able to communicate without worrying that every gossip tidbit, meme, or joke you share and who you share it with will get churned up into fodder for targeted ads or used to train an AI model. You also shouldn’t have to strip your communicati

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Signal >> Blog >> Standalone Signal Desktop

The new desktop version of Signal runs independently of your browser. If you’re a Firefox or Safari user, you don’t need to install Chrome to send and receive Signal messages on your computer. If you’re a Chrome user, having your browser open will no long

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What is a safety number and why do I see that it changed? – Signal Support

What is a safety number? Each Signal one-to-one chat has a unique safety number that allows you to verify the security of your messages and calls with specific contacts. Verification of safety numbers is a good security practice for sensitive communicatio

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Donor FAQs – Signal Support

Signal is a nonprofit sustained only by the people who use and value it. Donate inside Signal app Other ways to donate These donation methods do not support in-app badges. Why donate? Signal is built for you, not your data and not for profit. Signal is co

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Twilio Incident: What Signal Users Need to Know – Signal Support

We notified these 1,900 users directly, and prompted them to re-register Signal on their devices. If you received an SMS message from Signal with a link to this support article, please follow these steps:

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Backup and Restore Messages – Signal Support

Signal messages, pictures, files, and other contents are stored locally on your device.

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Signal Beta – Signal Support

Want to live life on the bleeding edge and help out with testing? If so, join Signal's beta!

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Signal PIN – Signal Support

Your Signal PIN is a numeric or alphanumeric code used to help you recover your profile, settings, contacts, and block list if you ever lose or switch devices. It supports features like non-phone number based identifiers. A PIN can also serve as a registr

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In-app Payments – Signal Support

A Signal PIN is used to recover the wallet linked to your Signal account if you reinstall. You will be asked to change your PIN if The PIN is unknown to Signal and it can not be reset if you forget it. MobileCoin MobileCoin is a cryptocurrency designed to

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Set and manage disappearing messages – Signal Support

Use disappearing messages to keep your message history tidy. The message will disappear from your devices after the timer has elapsed. This is not for situations where your contact is your adversary after all, if someone who receives a disappearing messag

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Stickers – Signal Support

View Stickers In a chat, tap on a sticker to scroll through and view other stickers in the same pack.

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Group chats – Signal Support

Signal provides private groups for all platforms. insecure MMS groups on Android. Note: Signal is removing SMS/MMS support from

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Proxy Support – Signal Support

If Signal is blocked in your country, use a proxy to get started with and continue using Signal. All traffic remains opaque to the proxy operator.

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In-App Notification Options – Signal Support

Some conversations can be chatty, some messages are meant for business hours only, and some people deserve to be prioritized. Use the steps below to modify your notification options to reflect your relationship preference for your chat.

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Block numbers or groups – Signal Support

Blocked users will not be able to call you or send you messages through Signal.

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How do I know my communication is private? – Signal Support

Signal is designed to never collect or store any sensitive information. Signal messages and calls cannot be accessed by us or other third parties because they are always end-to-end encrypted, private, and secure. Here's how to determine if your communicat

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Manage a group – Signal Support

Follow these steps to manage a group: Did you mean to view: Available for a New Group, Legacy Group, and insecure MMS. Only available for a New Group. Only available for a New Group or Legacy Group. Admins may select who can edit info. Only available for

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Troubleshooting Calling – Signal Support

Your device is not connected to the internet. Check your WiFi or mobile data connection.

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Troubleshooting Notifications – Signal Support

If your phone or OS is not listed, you can search for specific settings on your phone in the following categories

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Registration troubleshooting – Signal Support

Signal Desktop must link with either Signal Android or Signal iOS to be available for messaging.

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Manage Contacts – Signal Support

Signal contacts Who appears in the contact list? Edit your contact's name Edit your contact's photo Edit your contact's number Refresh

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Troubleshooting Installs or Updates – Signal Support

Select the platform for help updating

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Signal Profiles and Message Requests – Signal Support

Signal Profiles and Message Requests let people know who's messaging them. Read more: What is my Signal Profile? Your encrypted Signal Profile is a name and picture that you set up within the app. It is showed alongside your phone number. If you lose or s

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Installing Signal – Signal Support

Signal Android users can send private messages and make secure calls to other Signal users anywhere in the world for free over the internet.

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Stories – Signal Support

Stories are ephemeral posts of photo, video, or text that can be shared with your contacts and groups. They automatically expire after 24 hours.

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How do I ensure Signal is up to date? – Signal Support

Signal gets better with every update. Here's how to make sure you can get every one:

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Signal Permissions & OS Notification Settings – Signal Support

Signal requests permissions to enable certain features, such as sharing a photo or displaying your contacts. You can verify how these permissions are used by looking through the source code. Signal is fully open source and always will be. The code has bee

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Debug Logs and Crash Reports – Signal Support

We want our messaging and calling features to work seamlessly at all times. Thanks for reaching out to us about the issues you’re experiencing and being willing to provide information that will help us troubleshoot the problem.

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Troubleshoot receiving messages – Signal Support

Signal uses your phone's internet connection for all private communication. The most common reasons why you can't receive messages when your phone is connected to the internet is that you have restricted Signal's internet access or it can not run or trans

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Troubleshooting multiple devices – Signal Support

Signal can only be used on one mobile device and up to five linked Signal Desktops.

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OS-Specific Troubleshooting – Signal Support

Follow steps to troubleshoot for your issue Sending messages Receiving messages Follow steps to troubleshoot for your phone

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Phone-Specific Troubleshooting – Signal Support

Follow steps to troubleshoot for your issue Sending messages Receiving messages Android phone's may have manufacturer specific

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Delete Account – Signal Support

You can permanently disable your phone number from being recognized as a Signal user by deleting the account from the registered mobile phone. Follow the steps for your platform: Did you mean to view: Follow steps to no longer be seen as a Signal user: Fo

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Change Number – Signal Support

Change Number is supported if you are using an active Signal account. To test, send a message to the Note to Self contact are keeping

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Group troubleshooting – Signal Support

How do I create a New Group? I don't see any new options or it shows a Legacy Group banner.

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Block numbers or groups – Signal Support

Blocked users will not be able to call you or send you messages through Signal.

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Delete messages, alerts, or chats – Signal Support

Follow these steps to delete a message from each device individually: Did you mean to view: This is a best effort to delete messages on all devices that received it. Note: Calling information is considered an alert. Deleting does not leave the group. You

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Does Signal send my number to my contacts? – Signal Support

Does Signal send my number to my contacts? Signal does not send your phone number to anyone unless you send them a message or make a call to them. Other members of your group chats may see your profile and phone number. The Signal service does not have an

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Leave a group – Signal Support

Signal Android users have three group types. Follow instructions for your group type:

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View-once Media – Signal Support

Use Signal Android or Signal iOS to send individual photos and videos that are automatically removed from a conversation thread after they have been viewed.

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Delivery Issue – Signal Support

A message, sticker, reaction, read receipt, or media couldn't be delivered. Your contact may have tried sending it to you directly or in a group. Signal uses end-to-end encryption so that we never have access to the contents of the messages you send; as r

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Group Link or QR-code – Signal Support

Display a QR code for a contact to scan using any app. This feature is not available in Legacy Groups.

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Message Reactions – Signal Support

Quickly reply to messages with emoji reactions. Tap the reaction to see a summary of all reactions for that message.

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Chat Colors, Wallpaper, and Themes – Signal Support

Set color gradients on messages, choose unique wallpapers for individual chats or just set one default background to apply to all chats.

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Troubleshoot receiving messages – Signal Support

Signal uses your phone's internet connection for all private communication. The most common reasons why you can't receive messages when your phone is connected to the internet is that you have restricted Signal's internet access or it can not run or trans

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Signal and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Signal Support

Signal is committed to protecting your privacy and the security of your data. Signal cannot sell, rent, or monetize your data or content in any way ever.

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Schedule a Message on Signal Android – Signal Support

With scheduled messages, you can compose a message in advance and choose when it will be sent. Scheduled messages are locally queued on your own device, and you can cancel or reschedule them anytime before they are sent. To schedule a message: To schedule

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Re-registering using your Signal PIN – Signal Support

The latest Signal updates introduce an optional way to re-register your Signal account on a new phone or reinstall Signal on an existing phone. Instead of waiting for an SMS code to arrive (and sometimes having to switch to a different app in order to see

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Disappearing Messages with a Linked Device – Signal Support

End-to-end encrypted Signal messages are queued for delivery when a device is offline. Your phone and any linked devices each have their own independent (and ephemeral) queue. When a device regains connectivity, like when you launch Signal Desktop after i

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Donor Privacy Policy – Signal Support

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our donors. We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity. Our donors’ information will be used for the express purpose of processing the donation, providing

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Note to Self – Signal Support

Here's how to start a Note to Self on:

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Screen Lock – Signal Support

Signal's Screen Lock feature uses your phone's pin, passphrase, or biometric authentication (e.g. a fingerprint, TouchID, or FaceID Did you mean to view: How do I enable or disable Screen Lock?

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Invite friends to join Signal – Signal Support

Your Signal contact list will show you who is already using the app. You can also invite your contacts to join Signal for a better messaging experience. Friends don't let friends chat insecurely!

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Can I send SMS/MMS with Signal? – Signal Support

No. Signal Desktop does not send or receive insecure SMS/MMS messages. Only Signal messages will be sent or received. We want to encourage users to move away from insecure legacy protocols.

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Group Calling - Voice or Video – Signal Support

Like all Signal messages, group voice and group video calls are private too. You will be prompted to grant the Camera and Microphone permissions the first time you make or receive a Signal call.

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Signal Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts – Signal Support

Using your mouse, you can view all shortcuts by going to Help Show Keyboard Shortcuts.

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Register a phone number – Signal Support

Requirements Signal installed on your Android phone or iOS device. Signal uses your existing phone number. The number must be able to

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