After WhatsApp and Instagram, the sign won a stories section this Monday (7). But you won’t be forced to follow ephemeral publications through the messenger that promises to be safer: the novelty will also bring a setting to disable the display of content that only lasts 24 hours.
The stories option arrived on Signal this week. With the launch, users from all over the world, including Brazil, will have another place to make ephemeral publications. The operation is similar to what is already known on other platforms, such as the rival WhatsApp, which has the tool known as Status.
The big difference is that the messenger who promises more security will let you choose whether to use the feature or not. “We know that not everyone wants to share stories on sign or even see other people’s stories,” they announced. To do this, just perform the following steps:
- Access the messaging app settings;
- Go to the “Stories” options;
- Press the “Disable Stories” option.
It’s worth noting that your contacts won’t know that you’ve turned stories off. “If you turn off stories, you won’t see any stories in groups you’re a part of. Other group members won’t know you’ve turned off the feature,” they said.
Signal follows WhatsApp and receives stories function
Otherwise, we have a story tool like the others. This means that you can do ephemeral posts like on Instagram. The platform offers three content options that last up to 24 hours: image, video or text.
As might be expected, privacy and security are highlighted by the platform. “Stories are end-to-end encrypted,” they highlighted. “The only ones who will be able to see your updates are the ones you have selected – neither Signal nor anyone else will have access.”
Users also have controls to define who will have access to publications. Through the settings, users can choose whether the entire contact list or who you have already talked to and not added to the agenda will be able to view the stories. Another option is to share the content with anyone whose message request you have accepted on Signal.
If you don’t want to forward it to everyone, no problem. You can also route stories to specific people manually or to existing conversation groups.