Signal is an instant messaging service developed on the 29th of July 2014 that functions on Android, iOS, and PCs. It uses mobile numbers to secure and identify end to end encrypted communications between its users.
Operating Systems Signals Works On
The Signal messaging system operates on Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems alike. Android 4.4 and above, iOS 11.1 and above, Windows 7 and above, macOS 10.10 and above, and Linux distributions supporting APT.
Features OF Signal
Like every other instant messaging app or network, it comes with the basics, and here are some you need to note.
- End to End encryption. Group or one or one messages and calls (audio and video). The keys used to create the encryption are stored between the users at each chatting end. Way to go on privacy and security.
- Stickers and Emojis.
- Verification processes that include registering via a standard mobile number and fingerprints or QR codes to verify users’ identity.
- Signal allows users to send Time messages. After a set amount of time, the message will be deleted from both the sender’s and recipient’s devices.
- Android devices can set the network to be its default MMS/SMS messaging app.
Download Signal APK 5.3.7 For Android
The Signal app is available on almost all kinds of app stores including your device’s default app stores i.e Google Play Store, Apple Store, Microsoft Store, and so on. Just use the search tab on your app store by typing in the keyword “Signal”.
Alternatively, you can also download the Signal app from the web browser on your device. Firstly you will have to “Allow the Installation of Apps From Unknown Sources” on your Android device. Then, In your web browser search for “Signal Download”.
Select any of the websites that offer the Signal app for free and proceed to download the APK. Do note that these apps can contain malware and spy software.
How to Set-Up Signal App
If you are familiar with instant messaging apps like WhatsApp or Telegram, this process shouldn’t be an issue. After installing the app to your device, open it and register via your mobile number.
The next step involves a verification process where you could choose to receive an SMS containing a verification code or a phone call. Either way, you’d get the code and then input it into its respective box to open your signal account and start chatting with your friends.