Signal is a messenger app that boasts a large number of options in one simple and minimalist user interface excellent. Because of this, getting started is very easy. To use Signal, the first thing you need to do is create an account. Open the official client and click Continueto start the sign-up process.
Start signing up on Signal
In the pop-up window, Signal will remind you that it needs some permissions to work. tap Continueto continue.
Allow access to contacts
Now use the button Allowto grant the necessary permissions.
Allow access to contacts and grant other permissions
Enter your phone number and click Continueto continue.
Enter phone number
Signal will text you a verification code. Enter it in the number field.
Create a PIN to increase the security of your account. Use the button Continueto continue.
Creation of a security PIN
After this process, you now have a Signal account. As you can see, the application’s home screen is very simple. If you want to start a conversation, you need to tap the blue button with the pencil icon.
Send a new message with Signal
Then select a contact or create a new group.
Start a chat
In the chat itself, there are several options worth mentioning. For example, you can initiate a voice call or a video call.
voice and video calls
It is also possible to send voice memos and photos.
Send voice notes and calls
To send other content, you must use the blue button with the plus symbol and select an option. It is possible to send documents, contacts, locations or GIF animations.
Send other content
By now you’ve probably noticed how easy it is to use Signal. But what about your customization options? To access the app settings, first go back to the main screen and tap on your avatar.
Open signal settings
In Settings you can set Signal as the default application for reading SMS and MMS.
Use Signal as SMS reader
There are also some privacy settings. You can reach them by clicking Privacy click
Change privacy settings
In the area Privacy you have the option to turn off read receipts, prevent others from taking screenshots on the fly, use the keyboard in incognito mode, and more. We recommend that you invest some time in customizing these options as much as possible.
All privacy options
Finally, you can change the look of the user interface using the menu option Appearance customize or other devices about Linked devices associate.
Other options in Signal
Once you’ve followed the steps mentioned in this article, you’re ready to make Signal your favorite messaging app and customize it to suit your needs.