In recent times, the Signal application has become very popular as one of the strongest competitors of WhatsApp in India and around the world. This private messaging app has already been downloaded more than 50 million times from the Google Play Store. And so to keep the users satisfied, the Signal Authority is constantly adding one new feature after another to the app. In that case, according to the recent news, there is great news for Signal users. Because with the latest update, even if users change their registered phone number now, they will not lose their old chats. Note that this is one of the most awaited features for the Signal platform that is already available on WhatsApp.
Let me tell you, Signal has end-to-end encryption support and all chats are linked to the mobile number that users use to create an account. But these chats are not stored on the cloud-based service. So when users change their mobile number for a special reason, all chats linked to their previous number are lost. And a lot of the time a lot of important information is exchanged in the chat, so if you suddenly lose them, it causes a lot of problems! But Signal users will no longer have to suffer from this problem, as a recent update has shown that users will not lose their old chats even if they create a new account by changing their phone number.
The company says, “If you change the number, leaving your existing phone, you will get access to your profile, all old messages and groups in the new phone number thanks to the new Change Number feature.” When you change your phone number, Signal will notify everyone you contact. ” In a blog post, the messaging platform confirmed that the new feature is being rolled out to both Android and iOS versions. This feature will be seen in the latest version of Signal and to access it your smartphone must be powered by at least Android version 5.30.8 or iOS version 5.26.1.
However, keep in mind that if a user is not able to send or receive messages in Signal via an existing registered phone number, but this new feature will not work. Again, this feature cannot be enabled if a person accidentally loses his primary device or formats the phone.
The process of changing the phone number in Signal is quite simple. To do this, users need to take the following steps step by step:
First you need to open the Signal app> Profile> Settings> Account> Change phone number> Continue.
You can follow the on-screen instructions to complete the registration process for the new phone number. The above process applies to both iOS and Android devices.