Signal is a digital messaging app that uses end-to-end encryption for privacy and security. This means that no one, including Signal, can read your messages or listen to your calls. Features include text messaging, making audio and video calls, send audio/video messages, and create group chats
Current known uses in the sector
- Signal can be used in Citizenship Preparation, Community Connections, Employment-related, Information and Orientation, Library Settlement Partnership, Settlement Workers in Schools, Pre-Arrival to communicate securely and effectively with Newcomers who prefer digital messaging as a way to stay connected and informed.
Signal is free. However, you need a Wi-Fi or data connection in order to use it.
Ease of use & Accessibility
Easy to use (if you use WhatsApp, it’s very similar). Signal doesn’t have information about accessibility on its site.
Signal is a mobile app for Android and iOS.
Privacy/security features, including data security and message encryption
According to Signal, “Signal conversations are always end-to-end encrypted, which means that they can only be read or heard by your intended recipients.”