- The new Signal update brings mainstream features like wallpapers and stickers to the app.
- The iOS version of Signal also received new data management features.
- The WhatsApp rival has introduced a plethora of new features because of the growing popularity.
The latest update for the Signal messaging app is rolling out iOS (version 5.3.1) and Android (5.3.7) with several new features that bring the messaging platform more in line with other popular apps, such as chat wallpapers. The new features are available now and being pushed to all users globally.
Chat wallpapers have arrived! Customize wallpapers for each of your chats or just set a default background for everyone if your patience is wallpaper thin. Now available in Signal 5.3 for Android and iOS. pic.twitter.com/IxAxQUCm9n— Signal (@signalapp) January 28, 2021
Another notable addition is the inclusion of the new About option in the Signal profile. You can configure wallpapers for individual chats or as the default background for all contacts. You can either select a predefined wallpaper or upload your photo. The Dark mode will be overridden if you apply chat wallpapers.
Coming to animated stickers, the first official animated sticker pack by Signal will be "Day by Day" by Miguel Ángel Camprubí. To recall, WhatsApp released animated stickers in July last year. Signal allows users to create their own APNG animated sticker packs in Signal Desktop as well. The sticker packs can be shared with multiple chats as well.
Support for animated stickers is rolling out now with the first official animated Signal sticker pack, "Day by Day" by Miguel Ángel Camprubí. Find out how to make your own stickers in Signal Desktop, or download the new pack here:https://t.co/PeXnacYn0Rhttps://t.co/TDc81EnPXvpic.twitter.com/vFLHCsUBor— Signal (@signalapp) January 27, 2021
Signal enables iOS users to lower data usage for calls in addition to the capability to pause attachment downloads during a call conversation. The image compression quality has been enhanced in the latest update. The chat list previews display the sender's name in group chats.