The secure messaging application Signal is trying really hard to offer a smooth and WhatsApp-like messaging experience. So much that the platform via the latest update has released two new features borrowed from the Facebook-owned messaging platform. In fact, some reports suggest that the end-to-end encrypted messaging platform is gearing up to bring more such features in the days to come. Also Read - WhatsApp's Desktop app gets voice and video calling feature; group calls support coming
New Signal features
Signal has now released a new 5.3 version for both Android as well as iOS users that brings features including chat wallpaper and animated features. Both these features have been borrowed (better say copied) from WhatsApp, of course, to offer a similar experience to users. Also Read - WhatsApp testing disappearing images for Android, iOS: Here's how it will work
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
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/TDc81EnPXv pic.twitter.com/vFLHCsUBor
— Signal (@signalapp) January 27, 2021
Signal is rolling out support for animated stickers for both Android as well as iOS in the country. The company has released the first official animated Signal sticker pack called “Day by Day” by Miguel Ángel Camprubí and said that more will be released in the days to come. Additionally, Chat wallpapers have also started releasing with which users will be able to customize wallpapers for each of the chats or just set a default background for everyone. WhatsApp had both these features for a long time.