Signal for Beginners

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Getting started with Signal

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Get fancy with messaging

Use group messaging

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Signal on desktop

Stickers and more

Get fancy with security

Make messages disappear

Lock screen notification security

Session verification

Signal is not bulletproof

You’re caught up!



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Martin Shelton

Martin Shelton


Writing about security for journalists, as well as beginners. Principal researcher at @freedomofpress.