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.
In addition to the stupendous security features, the Android version of the Signal Messaging app can also be used as an SMS/MMS client.
This allows you to send a regular SMS/MMS to any contact on your phone (Doesn’t have to be a Signal user), right from within the Signal Messaging app. The only catch is that these regular messages will not be secured by the end to end encryption protocol.
If you want to send a message to someone who is not on the Signal Messaging app, this is how you do it.
Step 1. Open the Signal Messaging app on your Android smartphone.
Step 2. On the home screen, tap on the ‘Pencil‘ icon to start a new message thread.
Step 3. Enter the mobile number of the contact you want to message (non Signal user).
Step 4. In the text entry box, you will now see the ‘Unsecured SMS‘. This means that you are going to send a regular SMS.
Step 5. Type in the desired message and press the ‘Send button’ to confirm the operation.
This SMS feature is only available on the Android version of the Signal Messaging app since iOS does not allow you to change the default SMS client.
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