Instant messaging revolutionized telephone communication a few years ago, relegating voice conversations to the background in favor of text messages over the Internet, which are more agile than SMS. Apps such as WhatsApp came to dominate the market and are used by billions of people worldwide. But of course, a problem quickly arose before many could realize it: privacy. The data these apps move became the object of desire of the companies that manage these communication systems. Privacy then became a need for many users who opted for alternative platforms to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and LINE, and among which Signal has undoubtedly stood out.
Private and anonymous communication
This app is present in the leading mobile and desktop operating systems (iOS, Android, macOS, Windows 10, and Debian-based Linux) and provides a messaging and chat service based on the individual's privacy. It has been designed to be totally confidential, as it encrypts the entire communication process, from the emission of the message to its reception, to avoid that feeling (or certainty) that everything you say can be monitored by third parties.
The app for Mac offers a clean and well-designed interface without giving up the functions and features we can find in other applications, which make instant messaging communication easy. The following are its main features:
- End-to-end encryption.
- Communication protocol designed to guarantee maximum speed even if the network is slow.
- Voice and video call function.
- Interface night mode.
- Customize notifications and sounds of the app.
- Option to configure self-destructing messages.
- Integrated image editor.
- Support for videos, stickers, voice notes, photos, and GIF animations.
- Support for group conversations.
Just remember that to use Signal on your Mac, you need to pair it with a mobile device.