What's New

This update is filled with dozens of changes! Here are a few highlights:

• Adjust your media download preferences to control when attachments get downloaded (Settings > Data Usage).
• We added support for longer group names in languages like Hindi where the previous limit was too small.
• We raised the group call limit from 5 to 8, so now you can call it even.
• Share something funny from other apps with multiple Signal chats at the same time.
• Use the optional shortcut to enable a shareable group link when you create a new group.
• Additional file attachments can now be opened right from within the app.
• Now you can easily see the latest Signal profile photo that your contacts have chosen, but we added an option to always show system profile photos if you prefer the old behavior (or start to miss the blurry photo of them from 9 years ago that has travelled across multiple SIM cards).
• Video quality and size improvements.
• We fixed a bug that prevented iPad users from tapping Send when sharing content from other apps, and another bug that prevented WebP images from sending properly on iOS 14.

Interested in helping improve Signal? We're hiring. Visit https://signal.org/workworkwork to learn more.

App Description

Millions of people use Signal every day for free and instantaneous communication anywhere in the world. Send and receive high-fidelity messages, participate in HD voice/video calls, and explore a growing set of new features that help you stay connected. Signal’s advanced privacy-preserving technology is always enabled, so you can focus on sharing the moments that matter with the people who matter to you.

• Say anything – State-of-the-art end-to-end encryption (powered by the open source Signal Protocol™) keeps your conversations secure. Privacy isn’t an optional mode — it’s just the way that Signal works. Every message, every call, every time.

• Go fast – Messages are delivered quickly and reliably, even on slow networks. Signal is optimized to operate in the most constrained environment possible.

• Feel free – Signal is a completely independent 501c3 nonprofit. Development is supported by users like you. No advertisements. No trackers. No kidding.

• Be yourself – You can use your existing phone number and address book to securely communicate with your friends.

• Speak up – Whether they live across town or across the ocean, Signal’s enhanced audio and video quality will make your friends and family feel closer.

• Whisper in the shadows – Switch to the dark theme if you refuse to see the light.

• Sound familiar – Choose custom alerts for each contact, or disable noises completely. Simon & Garfunkel wrote a hit song about it in 1964, and you can experience the sound of silence whenever you want by choosing “None” as your notification ringtone.

• Picture this – Use the built-in image editing features to sketch, crop, and flip your outgoing photos. There’s even a text tool so that you can add more words to the 1,000 that your picture is already worth.


For support, questions, or more information, please visit:
https://support.signal.org

Source code:
https://github.com/signalapp

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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • August 04, 2014 Initial release
  • August 13, 2014 New version 1.0.3
  • August 28, 2014 New version 1.0.4
  • September 27, 2014 New version 1.0.5
  • October 19, 2014 New version 1.0.7
  • November 03, 2014 New version 1.0.8
  • March 03, 2015 New version 2.0
  • March 13, 2015 New version 2.0.1
  • April 29, 2015 New version 2.0.3
  • June 18, 2015 New version 2.1
  • July 01, 2015 New version 2.1.1
  • July 16, 2015 New version 2.1.2
  • September 01, 2015 New version 2.1.3
  • November 10, 2015 New version 2.2
  • July 03, 2016 New version 2.3.3
  • July 07, 2016 New version 2.3.4
  • July 15, 2016 New version 2.3.5
  • July 27, 2016 New version 2.4
  • August 19, 2016 New version 2.4.1
  • November 06, 2016 New version 2.6.3
  • November 11, 2016 New version 2.6.4
  • November 17, 2016 New version 2.6.5
  • December 01, 2016 New version 2.6.6
  • December 08, 2016 New version 2.6.7
  • December 14, 2016 New version 2.6.8
  • December 23, 2016 New version 2.6.9
  • January 05, 2017 New version 2.6.10
  • June 14, 2019 New version 2.39.2
  • June 19, 2019 New version 2.40.0
  • June 25, 2019 New version 2.40.1
  • August 17, 2019 New version 2.41.1
  • September 11, 2019 New version 2.42.2
  • September 24, 2019 New version 2.43.0
  • September 26, 2019 New version 2.43.1
  • September 28, 2019 New version 2.43.2
  • September 30, 2019 New version 2.43.3
  • October 22, 2019 New version 2.44.0
  • November 05, 2019 New version 2.45.1
  • November 12, 2019 New version 2.45.2
  • December 03, 2019 New version 3.0.2
  • December 10, 2019 New version 3.0.6
  • December 24, 2019 New version 3.1.0
  • December 31, 2019 New version 3.1.1
  • January 14, 2020 New version 3.2.0
  • January 28, 2020 New version 3.2.1
  • June 02, 2020 New version 3.9.1
  • June 04, 2020 New version 3.10
  • June 05, 2020 New version 3.10.1
  • July 15, 2020 New version 3.13.1
  • October 23, 2020 New version 3.20
  • November 12, 2020 New version 3.21.1
  • December 10, 2020 New version 5.0
  • January 07, 2021 New version 5.0.3
  • January 10, 2021 New version 5.1
  • January 14, 2021 New version 5.2