New features Added to Signal in latest App Update

It is no longer news that Signal has gained traction in the last couple of months. In fact, Signal tweeted that their verification service on the app was facing a delay due to the large number of people trying to get on the app. In the latest update, Signal version 5.3.1 on iOS and version 5.3.1 for Android offers new chat features on the app to make it more suitable and enhance user experience.

The features added are features already present on other mainstream messaging apps like WhatsApp and Telegram. These include features like animated stickers, chat wallpapers, and an “About” section in your profile.

Chat Wallpapers on Signal
Chat Wallpapers on Signal

About Section on Signal
About Section on Signal

This new upgrade was first announced by Signal on Twitter on 12th January 2021 and there have been rumours suggesting that a beta version will also be released.

Here’s a sneak peek at some new Signal features that will start rolling out in a few days:

• Chat wallpapers!
• About field for your Signal profile
• Animated stickers
• For iOS: Media auto-download settings and full-screen profile photos (to match Android)

Good morning 🇮🇳! pic.twitter.com/KEAbhMswRI

— Signal (@signalapp) January 12, 2021

The iOS version, however, has a data managing feature which lowers data usage while using the app. This means that iPhone users will see a new setting to lower data usage during calls, an option to automatically pause attachment downloads during calls, and improved image compression among other enhancements.

We hope Signal continues to develop and bring more exciting features.

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