Signal App Review: Private Messenger – What is the Signal Application?
A signal is software that offers message exchange services. This message exchange service is often referred to as chatting.
This application claims to be safe to use. You can send chat, voice messages to make voice and video calls without fear of being watched by anyone.
The messages exchanged on it also use end-to-end encryption. If you are confused about what that means, Glints will explain it.
Signal App Review: Private Messenger
The chat you send will be turned into a code. The code was then sent to Signal.
After that, Signal will send it to the person you are exchanging messages with.
The key to the code belongs only to that person’s Signal application. This means only you and the recipient can read it. The signal doesn’t know anything.
Indeed, there are already many other chat applications that have similar technology. However, Signal has one advantage.
Launching Wired, this application opens the code publicly.
This gives cryptographers access to view and assesses them. If there are some flaws, they have to tell the Signal application. Then the defects can be fixed.
Unfortunately, not many people in Indonesia use this application. This is a drawback that you must consider.
Apart from that, Signal also has a desktop application. Desktop platforms are prone to data theft and other threats.
Signal Application Features
What are some things you can do in this application? Summarized from the official Signal website, here is the list.
1. Exchange messages
A signal is software for chatting. Therefore, of course, its main feature is exchanging messages.
The advantage of this application is the message feature that can disappear on its own.
You can set a deadline for messages to be read until they disappear. The letter also cannot be saved as a screenshot or forwarded, you know.
Also, things you can do include:
- delete for everyone
- Mark as unread
- pin chat
- emojis and stickers
- note to self, the chat feature for yourself to write notes
The Signal app also offers phone features, you know. Glints already mentioned this above.
In Signal, you can make voice and video calls. There is also an option for group calling.
Do you want to move office communications from WhatsApp to Signal? If so, you certainly need a group chat.
Relax. Signal offers a room to exchange messages, really. There are also some additional features in the group:
- create a link or QR code to join
- mentions in the group
WhatsApp vs. Telegram vs. Signal app
The signal is often compared to other chat services. These services include Telegram and WhatsApp.
You can choose which one is the best. Glints will provide the difference between the three. Summarized from Beebom, here is the information.
The chat application that is widely used in Indonesia is WhatsApp.
It already offers end-to-end encryption features. Unfortunately, this end-to-end encryption does not apply to chats that have been backed up.
From the user side, WhatsApp also has a two-factor authentication feature. This makes your account even more secure.
There is also an application lock feature if you are not currently using it.
What about security in the Telegram application?
It turns out that apart from WhatsApp and Signal, this application also offers end-to-end encryption, you know.
Unfortunately, this feature does not apply to all chat rooms. It only exists in a secret chat.
Even so, Telegram said, it was decrypting chat storage correctly. Without complex legal permission, the lock cannot be opened.
They also said that Telegram did not share any data with any company or country.
Like WhatsApp, Telegram also offers an application locking feature.
Signal employs end-to-end encryption for all of its message exchanges. Glints already mentioned this.
Apart from chat data, Signal also encrypts its metadata. Signal also has a technology called sealed sender.
Through it, neither party knows who sent what message.
There is also a two-factor authentication feature that makes your account even more secure. It also features a screenshot prohibition feature to blur faces before sending photos.
This is information from Glints about the Signal application.
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