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Signal Private Messenger Review with Pros, Cons, and Features

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Signal Messenger

Signal Messenger is Available on

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux

Signal Messenger Privacy

  • Signal has no record of your data, not even metadata.
  • Data is stored locally on your device. So only you can access it and no one else.
  • Contact are also stored on your device.
  • Signal only knows the date and time you registered for the service and the last date you communicated with them.

Signal Messenger Security

  • Signal is built with a focus on security and then features.
  • All communication is end-to-end encrypted by default with open source Signal Protocol.
  • Sealed Sender ensures that even Signal does not know who is messaging whom.

Who Should Use Signal Messenger

  • All those who want to chat securely and privately with their near and dear ones.

Signal Messenger Features

  • You can also send SMS/MMS.
  • Get notified when your contact joins Signal.
  • Send high-quality group, text, voice, video, document, and picture messages.
  • Block screenshots inside Signal.
  • Activate incognito keyboard.
  • Enable /disable read receipts and typing indicators.
  • Archiving chats allows you to clear conversations without deleting messages.
  • Link to multiple devices.
  • Set interval to delete messages automatically.
  • Disappearing messages self destruct from your device as well as the person you send to.
  • Block contacts and groups.

Signal Messenger Pros

  • Simple.
  • Secure.
  • Privacy focused.
  • Open source.
  • Run by Signal Foundation.
  • All communication happens over the internet.
  • Recommended by Whistleblower Edward Snowden.
  • Also recommended by Eletronic Frontier Foundation.

Signal Messenger Cons

  • Minimum age to use Signal is 13 years.
  • Needs your mobile number for registration.
  • Both you and your contact need Signal Messenger to chat privately and securely.
  • Signal stores encrypted messages on server until it is successfully delivered to the intended devices. Nothing to worry here.

Moral of the Story

Signal is a secure private messenger to communicate with the known people.

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