Signal App May Release These 7 WhatsApp-like Features in Future Updates

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Encrypted chat messaging apps like Telegram and Signal are two such apps that have leveraged WhatsApp’s issues. The latest WhatsApp privacy policy update ( which has now been postponed to May 15) has forced several users of the app, shift to more secure chat messaging alternatives like Telegram and Signal. Though all three apps offer end to end encryption, there are a few exclusive features that make them unique in their own way. Currently, it is said that Signal will be releasing various WhatsApp-like features that are missing on the Signal App at the moment.

7 WhatsApp-like Features Missing On Signal

‘About’ Section for Contacts

WhatsApp provides its user to choose their ‘about’ which can be found from settings tabs. It allows users to pick from 11 choices where you can pick any of the templates or type a short ‘about the status’ for themselves.

Custom Wallpapers

Last year, WhatsApp introduced a custom wallpaper feature. This feature gives the user the ability to set different wallpapers for separate chats. This feature is anticipated to come to Signal.

Animated Stickers

Animated stickers are deemed to be one of the most common means for WhatsApp users to interact. This feature likely to be seen in Signal as well.

Make Custom Animated Stickers

Similar to WhatsApp, signal users will soon be able to create their own animated sticker packs.

Low Data Mode

As per the WaBetaInfo, the Signal is working on implementing a low data mode for calls, which can already be seen in WhatsApp (Storage and data section). This feature lets users enjoy calls at lower data usage.

Auto Download Priority

Similar to WhatsApp, Signal App also lets users pick whether media files should be auto-downloaded on their devices. The options on platforms remain for Photos, Videos, Audio, and documents files and users can choose Never, Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi+Cellular for every file type.

Contact Suggestion

WhatsApp lets users to view their most frequent chats. This feature will also be introduced in Signal.

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