We all know that Signal is the most secure messaging app out there. But did you know that they’re also working on a new feature that’s similar to Instagram Stories?
That’s right, the team at Signal is currently testing an Instagram-Like Stories feature that would let users share photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours.
We’re not sure when this new feature will be released, but we’re excited to see what Signal comes up with next!
The news of Signal’s testing was first reported by TechCrunch, which obtained a statement from Signal founder Moxie Marlinspike. “People have been asking for this feature for a long time,” Marlinspike said. “We’re experimenting with ways to make it possible on Signal.”
What is Signal ?
Signal is a free and open source software application for iPhone, Android, and Desktop that employs end-to-end encryption, allowing users to send encrypted text messages, videos, pictures, and voice messages. Signal is developed by Open Whisper Systems.
Signal is known for its end-to-end encryption, which means that messages are encrypted before they are sent and can only be decrypted by the intended recipient. This makes Signal a popular choice for people who want to keep their conversations private.
According toitchyfootrascal on Reddit, who discovered the feature while digging through Signal’s Android app code (APK), the app appears to be testing an Instagram-like Stories feature. The code shows that the feature will let you share photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours. There’s also mention of a “limit” on how many people can view your Story, although it’s not clear what that limit is.
Signal’s addition this week is yet another example of a kind of social-media app acclimatizing taking place online, leading towards the the demise of single-use, feature-specific social applications in favor of one-stop-shop networking platforms. Encouraged by Snapchat’s popularity in the fleeting, “transient” social posting game, Instagram has become indentical with public and “close friend” 24-hour stories. Twitter and TikTok have since added their own versions of this in Twitter Circle and TikTok Stories. All the while, Instagram is slowly remaking itself in the image of rising apps like TikTok and BeReal, capitalizing on the speedily evolving market of young users. With its expanding user base, Signal is moving along in its footsteps.
Here are some tips for using Signal’s new feature:
- To create a Signal story, simply swipe left from the main screen of the app.
- You can add text, drawings, and filters to your story by tapping the edit button in the top right corner.
- Your story will automatically disappear after 24 hours, but you can choose to delete it at any time.
- You can view other people’s stories by tapping on their profile picture in the Stories tab.
If you’re interested in learning more about Signal’s Stories feature, you can check out the company’s website or blog for updates. You can also follow Signal on social media for the latest news.