“Privacy is possible. Signal makes it easy.”
Signal is a very popular safe and secure replacement for cell phone text messaging systems. Best of all, it is available FREE of charge. If you have an Android device, an iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod Touch, Signal will supplement or replace your present text messaging app. Your cell phone will continue to send and receive normal text messages as it always has plus it will now securely send and receive private, encrypted text messages to and from anyone else who is using Signal.
Millions of cell phone users have installed Signal and use it every day to keep their communications secure and away from prying eyes. Users include many senior politicians in Washington, business professionals, journalists, movie stars, sports professionals, and private individuals alike worldwide. It blocks credit card thieves, identity thieves, nosey neighbors, and (probably) government agencies from tapping into your private communications.
NOTE: The government snoops won’t confirm whether or not they are blocked from tapping into your communications. We can only guess that they are PROBABLY blocked by Signal.
Signal is not limited to text communications; the latest versions include crystal-clear encrypted voice calls and even encrypted two-way video conversations with people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges. I recently used Signal while walking down a street in New Zealand to call back home to the U.S. It was nice to have safe, untapped voice calls with no toll charges! I even turned on the cell phone’s video camera and sent live video of what was happening in front of me to my friends back home, just like a television news reporter on the scene in some overseas location. CNN, eat your heart out!
I was on a cellular connection but Signal also works well on good quality wi-fi connections.
Signal uses your existing phone number and address book. There are no separate logins, usernames, or PINs to manage or lose. Simple.
Not bad for a free app!
You can learn more about Signal at https://whispersystems.org/ or download and install it from the Google Play Store on your Android device or from Apple’s iOS App Store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Yes, you can even text message and make phone calls from an Android tablet, an iPod, or an iPod Touch as long as you have a wi-fi connection. (Signal can only work with one device at a time, however. Because of technical limitations, you cannot use it simultaneously on both your cell phone and on your tablet computer.)
Now Signal can be used for two-way video calls as well. Good-bye FaceTime! Good-bye Google Duo! Good-bye Facebook Portal! The video calls on Signal are even encrypted to maintain your privacy at all times. Details may be found at: https://whispersystems.org/blog/signal-video-calls.
Why isn’t everyone using Signal for all their text messaging, voice conversations, and two-way video chats??