Disable Read Receipts, Typing Indicator in Signal for iPhone, Android


Today we will show you how to disable / enable read receipts and typing indicator in Signal app for both iPhone and Android.

Boost Privacy in Signal for iPhone and Android by Disabling Read Receipts and Typing Indicator

Ever since the whole WhatsApp-privacy thing, a lot of people decided to move elsewhere when it comes to their privacy and messaging app of choice. It is understandable, most of us do not want Facebook to move our data around for their own gains. Signal is one app that promises to not get involved in selling or sharing data, which makes it the perfect platform for many users out there.

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If you are using the app and want to double down on your privacy even more on Signal then the best thing to do is disable read receipts and the typing indicator. That way, no one will know if you have read their message, seen their shared photos or videos. Heck, even if you plan to type something and change your mind half-way through, the typing indicator will not give that away either.

Today, we will show you how to disable or enable both on iPhone and Android.

Signal for iPhone

Step 1. Launch the app from the Home Screen

Step 2. Tap on your display image at the top left hand corner

Step 3. Tap on Privacy

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Step 4. Turn off Read Receipts and Typing Indicator options

Signal for Android

Step 1. Launch the Signal app from your home screen or app drawer

Step 2. Tap on the three vertical dots at the top right hand corner

Step 3. Select Settings

Step 4. Now tap on Privacy

Step 5. Disable Read Receipts and Typing Indicator from this page

With both options disabled, no one will ever find out whether you have read their messages or you are typing something. It is a great way to stay invisible and keep everything as private as possible. You can always reverse your decision by following the steps above exactly as written and enable the features in the end.

Though a lot of people jumped away from the WhatsApp ship in favor of Signal, but there is no denying the fact that the former is used by countless users and still rapidly expanding as we speak. It is free, easy to sign up to and it just works best for everyone. It is almost like a commodity these days.

But at the end of the day, it is entirely up to you which messaging app you end up using. Anything that brings convenience to your life should be accepted and used.