Privacy Boost: Signal Ditches Phone Numbers

Hey! So, Signal’s all about keeping your chats super private, right? Well, they’re stepping it up. Now, when you use Signal, your phone number won’t be visible to just anyone by default. Only the people who already have your number saved in their contacts will be able to see it.

But that’s not all. If you’re not keen on sharing your number, you can create a username instead. This way, you can chat without giving out your number all over the place. And don’t worry, your username won’t be plastered everywhere – it’s just a way to connect without revealing your phone number.

Plus, if privacy’s your thing, you can tweak your settings so nobody can find you by searching your phone number. It’s all about giving you control over who can reach you on Signal.

And hey, if you’re feeling fancy, you can even generate a QR code or link to share your username with friends (or total strangers that you might not want to give your number to). 🎉

The QR code / Link section of the iOS app. (

Oh, and don’t stress – all of this is totally up to you. If you’re cool with people seeing your number, you can stick with that. It’s all about what works best for you and your crew.

Signal included this feature in its latest update, Version 7, available for iOS, Android, and Desktop platforms.

If you want more info about this, head on over to the Signal blog to read up more.


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