On Tuesday, Signal announced on twitter that it will be rolling out the new features to make the experience better. It will have the ‘about field’ on your signal profile. The full screen option will be for your profile photos. The features will be available for users in the coming days. Apart from the newly announced features, Signal also has some features that are already available on whatsapp. Signal also provides an option to users to secure their chats using various lock features such as fingerprint ID, Touch ID or Face ID, just like whatsapp. It also has disappearing messages feature which allows the users sent messages that vanish after a certain period of time.
In Signal, the user can choose a time limit between 5 seconds to one week whereas in WhatsApp the messages remain for seven days. Signal users can add up to 150 participants in a group. These groups also come with admin controls. Apart from this, Signal too has a dark mode, end-to-end encryption, desktop support, audio messages, archive chats, broadcast media, forward messages and read receipts.. However, the sudden ‘attack on the app’ by the users has slowed the system.
Signal tweeted from its official account saying, “Some new users are reporting that Signal is slow to display their Signal contacts. We’re adding more capacity to keep up with all the new people searching for their friends on Signal. Hang tight!”
“Not to sound like a broken record (about broken records), but we’re aware of the registration delays while creating a new account. Carriers are making adjustments on their side to keep delivering verification codes as quickly as possible. Even though we’re still breaking records, verification codes are back in the groove. Delivery delays have been eliminated across multiple cellular providers, so things should be more ASAP when you join the app,” it said.