One of the most important parts of our lives today is messaging. We send thousands of messages every day to our family, friends, and even colleagues. These messages can be simple greetings or even contain confidential data or media. Recently, the digital world was plagued with security issues, with news coming in that many popular social media platforms had resorted to some shady activity and as a result, the seemingly private information of users was no longer safe. To counter this breach of data, the concept of end to end encryption was introduced.
However, even with these security protocols, there are some apps that do not adhere to these norms and sell user data anyways. If you are tired of this ambiguity, you should go for the Signal messaging app.
The Signal Messaging app, much like other messaging platforms, utilizes the ‘tick mechanism’ to denote the various stages of message receipt. When you send a message to any contact on the Signal Messaging app, there is always an inherent curiosity to find out whether or not the message has been read by the said contact.
On the Signal Messaging app, we have three stages of ticks which help us understand the status of the message.
Single tick – If you see a single tick next to your message, it means that the message has been successfully sent from your end. This is also a confirmation that the connectivity on your end is working properly.
Double Tick – If the single tick changes to a double tick, this means that the message has been delivered to the recipient. This also indicates that the message is currently in the recipient’s chat window waiting to be opened. If your contact has disabled the read receipt feature on the Signal Messaging app, this is the last indicator you will see.
In such a scenario, the only way you will know whether your message has been read is if the contact responds to it.
Coloured Double Tick – If your contact has enabled the read receipts on the Signal Messaging app, the double tick from the previous stage will now become coloured. This is a clear indication that your message has been opened and read by the recipient.
This three-way tick mechanism is very helpful in understanding the status of the messages very quickly and is very simple to understand.
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