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Signal Is Getting All the Support from Its Users

Dec, 2020

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The new video conferencing app, Signal, has added end-to-end encryption in its latest update and users are loving it, even though it is still not fit for a big group meeting.

Owing to the spread of coronavirus, employees all over the world have resorted to working from home, which has generated demand for group video calling apps. The newest app is Signal. This app offers a secure way of connecting with colleagues, classmates, and friends. The latest upgrade of Signal provides end-to-end encryption for all the chats and calls so that the users can safely communicate with each other.

Right now everyone has video conferencing apps installed in their devices. Different people have different priorities which have impacted their choice of video calling application, for instance, Zoom. However, Zoom has faced a lot of security issues in the last few months and among them, one was the absence of end-to-end encryption in the application which is a big threat to the users' security. Zoom lied about having the end-to-end encryption features since the year 2016 while they actually rolled it out this year.

Users who want to use the encryption feature of Signal should have the updated and latest version of the application. Once the user has the latest version of the app, Signal will automatically upgrade to the new groups' interface, which will show the video calling button on the top of the chat. The group conference calls will be displayed in a grid view but participants can easily swipe up the screen to switch to a view of the person who is currently speaking. Signal’s main motto is to focus on having a more user-friendly interface.

The only drawback of the app is that it will not work for big groups. Currently, the video calling feature only allows five participants at a time. The developers of the app are working towards increasing the participants and it is likely that a new upgrade will arrive soon.

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