Using Signal requires a phone number, such as WhatsApp, in addition to an internet connection. After downloading, learn the steps to set up Signal on Android and iPhone or iPad.
Configure Signal on Android and iPhone: Signal on Android
Here is how to configure signal on Android:
Step 2 : Enter your phone number, not necessarily the one used in the device. Confirm the sending of the confirmation code, which you will then enter in the application to prove that you have the number in question.
Step 3 : Enter a name or two, ie with the last name. This second name is optional, so you can ignore it. Then select a photo from your gallery or capture a photo by touching the user icon. Ignore if you don't want to upload a photo.
Step 4 : Enter a code NIP (Personal Identification Number). This is a number that identifies you with Signal, in order to prevent another person from trying to use your identity and number in the future. Enter and confirm it by doing " Next ":
You can then start using Signal for secure communications. To start a conversation, click the pencil icon, select a contact, and start the chat. Here's how to use Signal to send messages, make calls, etc.
Read also: Send ephemeral messages on Signal.
Set up Signal on iPhone or iPad
Setting up and using Signal Messenger on iOS is not that much different from what is done on Android. The steps to follow remain the same, only the platform and the appearance change. First, download Signal Messenger for iOS from the App Store. If it's not done yet.
After downloading and installing, launch Signal Messenger. Here are the steps to follow to configure the application on iPhone or iPad and communicate privately:
Step 1 : Enter the phone number to configure for use. You will receive a verification code which you will be asked to enter in Signal to confirm that you are the owner of the number provided.
Step 2 : Enter the name that will be displayed to your correspondents, then select a photo from your gallery or capture one by touching the user icon. Ignore if you don't want to upload a photo.
Step 3 : Enter and confirm a code NIP (Personal Identification Number). To call back, this is a number identifying you with Signal. This is to prevent another person from attempting to use your identity using your number in the future. After these steps, you can start conversations in Signal Messenger.