Signal, the private messaging app, has just announced a new feature called Stories. If you’re not familiar with Stories, they’re widely popular on Snapchat and Instagram and allow users to share photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours.
Now, you can share your day-to-day with your friends on Signal in the same way. Here’s a quick guide on how to use Signal’s new Stories feature:
1. Launch Signal and tap the “Camera” icon in the top left corner.
2. Take a photo or video of whatever you’re up to.
3. Tap the “Share” icon in the bottom right corner.
4. Select who you want to share with, and add a caption if you like.
5. Tap “Post.”
What Is Signal’s New Stories Feature?
Signal, the encrypted messaging app, has just released a new Stories feature. This feature is available on both the Android and iOS versions of the app.
With Stories, you can quickly and easily share photos and videos with your friends. Your friends can then view your Stories directly in the app.
Stories are deleted automatically after 24 hours. This ensures that your photos and videos are always safe and secure.
How to Create a Story on Signal
Creating a story on Signal is easy. Just open the app, and tap on the plus sign in the top-left corner of the screen. This will bring up a menu where you can choose to create a text message, voice message, picture message or video message.
To create a story, select the “Stories” tab at the bottom of the screen. This will open up your camera, so you can start recording your story. You can add text and stickers to your story, and you can also choose to share it with specific people or groups. When you’re finished recording your story, just tap on the arrow in the top-right corner of the screen to send it.
How to Add Friends to Your Signal Story
Adding friends to your Signal Story is easy. Just open up the Signal app and select the Friends tab. Then, tap on the Story icon in the top right corner of your screen.
Next, tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen, and select Add Friends. You can then choose to add friends by name, phone number, or QR code.
How to View Signal Stories
To view someone’s Signal story, just tap on their name in your Signal contacts list. This will open up their profile, where you’ll see the story icon at the bottom (it looks like a little circle with their profile picture in it). Tap on that, and their story will start playing.
If you want to see who else has viewed your Signal story, just go to your own profile and tap on the little eye icon next to your story. This will bring up a list of everyone who has viewed it.
What Privacy Settings Are Available for Signal Stories?
When you create a new Story, you’ll be given the option to make it visible to either “All contacts,” “Contacts except blocked contacts,” or “Only shared contacts.” If you want to change the visibility of an existing Story, you can do so from the Story management screen in Signal Settings.
If you choose to make a Story visible to only shared contacts, anyone who isn’t already in your Signal contact list will be prompted to send a contact request before they’re able to view the Story. For all other Story visibility settings, anyone who has your phone number will be able to view your Stories, even if they’re not in your Signal contact list.
FAQs About Signal Stories
Q: What is the maximum number of people that I can add to a Story?
A: You can add up to 16 people to a story.
Q: How long do Signal Stories last?
A: Signal Stories expire 24 hours after they are created.
Q: Can I save my Signal Story?
A: Yes! You can save your Signal Story by going to the Settings menu and tapping on “Save Story.”
Q: Can I share my Signal Story with someone who doesn’t have Signal?
A: No, you can only share your Signal Story with other Signal users.
Just like any other social media app, use Signal’s new Story feature with caution. Although the app is known for its privacy features, remember that once you post something to your Story, it’s out there for anyone to see. So, think twice before posting anything you wouldn’t want your boss, your parents, or future employers to see.
With that being said, have fun with Signal Stories! Use them to communicate with friends in a fun and safe way.