Signal is #10 in Top 22 Messengers

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#10 in Top 22 Messengers

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The best alternatives to Signal are: Telegram, WhatsApp, iMessage, Wickr



Latest news about Signal


2021. Signal expands encrypted group video calls to 40 people



Messaging app Signal can now support group video chats with 40 participants — up from five — and end-to-end encryption will still be intact. End-to-end encryption means only the participants in the call can view the messages or video. No one, including the messaging provider, government authorities, or hackers, can view the calls, unless a participant accepts them into the video session or they snatch your device.




2020. Signal adds encrypted group video calls



Signal, the free and open source encrypted messaging app, launched end-to-end encrypted group video calls. The feature, which at present is limited to five people per call, allows members of a Signal group to pop in and out of an ongoing call at will. Notably, unlike Facebook's Messenger Rooms, group video calls on Signal are end-to-end encrypted. In an existing Signal group, you only need to tap the video icon in the upper-right corner of the screen to start the call. Once you've done so, group members can join or leave the call at their pleasure.


2017. Encrypted messenger Signal adds voice and video calling



A new beta version of Signal, the encrypted chat application, has enabled voice and video calling. According to the app’s changelog, beta users are able to try the new feature with others who also have the setting enabled. Though aimed at the privacy-minded, Signal competes more broadly with apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Google Duo, all of which support video calling. These features are now considered table stakes for those entering the messaging app space with their own alternative clients. Signal may be catching up with the rest of the market, in terms of feature set, but the app struggles with adoption because it lacks the network effects of other, more social apps. This, of course, is by design. Because of its security and privacy focus, Signal doesn’t pull in your contacts from other social networks, upload your address book, or offer fun tools like Snapchat’s Snapcodes to make adding new friends easier.