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How To Make Signal Your Default Messaging App for Android - HowToKR



Signal Private Messenger is probably the safest choice for text messaging if confidentiality and privacy are your top priorities. Users have already started using Signal, and its popularity has reached sky-high, particularly after Elon Musk's tweet.


Signal Private messenger continues to grow in popularity and to gain more valuable functionality over time. Not many will realise that, in addition to endorsing end-to-end encrypted communications and calls to other signal customers, the Instant Messaging app can be modified to be used as the main SMS/MMS app.


SMS/MMS has been implemented to send text messages to those who are not on Signal. Since it breaks the end-to-end encryption, if you've chosen to use Signal for a lifetime, you might find this new functionality incredibly useful.

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Signal ->> Default Messaging App for Android

If you set Signal as the default Android messenger app, you'll be able to handle all SMS and other modes of contact in one location. So, in this post, we're going to share a step-by-step guide on how to use Signal as your default SMS and MMS client on Android. Let's try it out.


Step 1. Firstly, open the Signal app on your Android smartphone.


Step 2. Now tap on the profile icon.



Step 3. Next, tap on the ‘Settings’ button (in the top left corner).


Step 4. On the Settings, tap on the option ‘SMS and MMS’.



Step 5. You need to tap on the ‘SMS Disabled’ option to make the signal your default SMS app.



Step 6. Now, the app will ask you for a few permissions. Make sure to grant the permissions.



Step 7. In addition, you can also allow 'SMS delivery reports.' This will include a delivery report for each SMS message you sent.



This is it! You're done. This is how you can use Signal as your main Android SMS and MMS app. When set up as a regular SMS client, you can use Signal to send and receive text and MMS messages.


So, this article is all about how to use Signal as your default Android SMS and MMS client. Well, I hope this article has benefited you! And share this with your mates, too. If you have any questions about this, please let us know in the comment box below.

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