What you need to know
- Signal’s new chat feature allows you to check Signal’s change logs during an update.
- There is a new bubble icon next to a message in conversations.
- Allows you to check the responses you receive to a message in a conversation.
Amidst a plethora of messaging platforms, Signal is one of the private and secure communication apps. Supports one-to-one chats, group chats, and calls. Signal introduced new capabilities to Android users on Thursday. This includes a new version chat functionality and a speech bubble icon in conversations.
Signal Chat is a new feature located next to your in-app chats. Its primary use case is to bring all the latest updates and changes to each version of the new app update – along with some new feature announcements. Signal tells that the release chat will be muted by default for users on Android phones.
It is up to the users whether they wish to opt in to the notifications. For example, if they are not interested in every update or improvement that Signal brings up, they can keep it muted. Users can even block the app if they don’t intend to see the version completely.
Signal versions entered the chat! Or, more precisely, create a chat. Say hi to the Signal Edition chat for Android users where we will announce new features and improvements. The sound is muted by default. If you prefer not to see it, you can block the chat and we will not be offended. pic.twitter.com/H2aQP2GLXs7 July 2022
If not, they can send a “hello” to the release chat to get all the new updates related to Signal.
The new version of chat is not new to messaging platforms. Signal’s longtime rival has been owned by Telegram now. Aside from ads and updates, this feature on Telegram also allows receiving a verification code, which usually appears while setting up the app on a new device such as a desktop or laptop, for example. Likewise, WhatsApp also uses its ‘Status’ feature to announce new features.
Release chat can be a very useful feature for consumers who usually don’t check every app update description in the Google Play Store while it’s being released. It’s always good to know what a new app update change brings to the schedule.
Planning to order your pizza for movie night but forgot how many people want pepperoni for veggies? If you’re on Android, you can now tap the speech bubble icon next to a message to pull up all replies to that message and never lose the thread (or in-demand)! pic.twitter.com/fx3ESyNm6b7 July 2022
Another nifty feature, the speech bubble icon, is likely to be used to check what responses a particular message has received within a conversation. Imagine you were having a movie night with friends/family in a group and wanted to order pizza.
There will of course be several choices of members who will respond to the message. And it becomes somewhat difficult to keep track of all the responses. You may eventually get lost if other irrelevant messages are received from members.
This is where the new speech bubble icon comes in, as Telegram suggests in its Twitter post. If you’re the one who requested the pizza preference, tapping on the new bubble icon will open a thread full of responses you’ve received. It makes it easy to keep track of, like class on order, for example.
It’s always good to see new features coming to Signal, as it happens to be one of the best messaging apps for Android. It is a comprehensive application that provides privacy and is not owned by any huge social media company. Thus, it ensures that no data is collected from the people who use it, and the best part is that it is free to use without subscription forms.