Signal security settings

9 May 2023 2 minutes Author: D2-R2

Why do you need a Signal PIN?

Your Signal PIN is the code used to support features such as identifiers that are not associated with a phone number. This means your PIN can restore your profile, settings, contacts, and list of people you’ve blocked if you ever lose or change your device. Also, the PIN code can serve as an additional registration block that prevents someone else from registering your number on your behalf. To make this possible, Signal has developed Secure Value Recovery technology (https://signal.org/blog/secure-value-recovery/ ), which keeps your social graph inaccessible to Signal’s servers. This differs from other programs and platforms that store such data on their servers in the form of plain text. This means that no one but the participants of the conversation has access to the information. Even developers can’t read correspondence. Messenger does not collect user data.

Signal is a classic messenger. The program allows you to write messages, create single and group chats (up to 1000 participants maximum), make voice or video calls (up to 8 users at the same time), exchange photos, emojis and videos, share location and contacts. The program can be used instead of standard SMS. A feature of the messenger is encrypted device-to-device (E2EE) messages.

Instruction

Step 1



We go to Signal

Step 2



Click “Continue”

Step 3



And click on “Provide section”

Step 4



Click “Allow”

Step 5



Then click on “OK”

Step 6



We confirm the phone number

Step 7



We will receive an SMS to this number

Step 8



Go back and enter this code

Step 9



Let’s come up with a name

Step 10



Create a password and click “Next”

Step 11



Enter the password again and click “Next”

Step 12



Then click on “OK”

Step 13



Go to the profile

Step 14



Go to “Privacy”

Step 15



We put a tick next to “1 week” and we can safely breathe out, because we have set up security for our account

Other related articles
Personal safetyPrivacy
Read more
Viber security settings
You will learn about privacy settings, activating two-factor authentication, using encrypted chats, and much more. Our step-by-step guide will guide you through all the steps to optimize your Viber security.
333
0
Personal safetyPrivacy
Read more
Gmail security settings
Gmail offers a number of security options to help users protect their email accounts from unauthorized access and other security threats. These settings include two-factor authentication, which adds an extra layer of security to the login process, as well as the ability to view recent account activity and track suspicious login attempts.
353
0
Personal safetyPrivacy
Read more
Security Settings “X”
In this article, we will look at the importance of "X" security. The company's official Twitter account was renamed to X, and the blue bird avatar was replaced with a white X on a black background.
283
0
Found an error?
If you find an error, take a screenshot and send it to the bot.