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This App Contains...
Live Streaming
Videos can be shared
Location Tracking
Photo Sharing
Photo sending/receiving
Stranger Danger
Interacting with strangers
Mature Content
Adult Content/Themes

Signal is an encrypted messaging app for people looking for an inexpensive way to keep in touch with friends in a secure and private. This app is available in both the App Store and the Google Play Store. It is rated for teen users and does not feature any in-app purchases or advertisements. This app is not safe for kids.

About Signal - Private Messenger
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What is Signal - Private Messenger?

Signal Private Messenger is an encrypted messaging app that allows users to send messages instantly all while protecting the privacy of those involved.

This app is rated E for everyone but is recommended for kids ages 12 and older who are able to communicate digitally in an appropriate manner. Signal Private Messenger is available on both Google Play and iTunes for free.

This app is similar to other popular private messaging apps such as Telegram and Threema. Through the Signal app, users can share text, video, photo and audio messages with one another and with a group if they desire.

Signal ensures the privacy and confidentiality of messages through end-to-end encryption and by making sure that the app’s servers never access users messages or store their data. Similar to other communication apps, users can make phone calls as long as they are connected to Wi-Fi or using cellular data.

Many reviewers note that this app is great for messaging of all kinds and was developed by one of the creators of WhatsApp. Additionally, many journalists and news organizations use this app as a way to receive anonymous tips to protect the confidentiality of their sources and to provide a means for complete anonymity.

Is Signal - Private Messenger safe for my kids?

Signal Private Messenger is a secure messaging app that is not safe for kids to use. This app is not safe due to the interactive nature of the app and the inherent secrecy it provides. 

Parents should be aware that this app is by nature interactive and thus allows for interactions with friends but also strangersand has the capability to share photos and videos. 

Like many other Wi-Fi and data messaging apps, Signal allows users to text any other numbers and even join group chats, opening up the possibility for interactions with strangers

Signal Private Messenger engages in location sharing with the app’s developer. 

This app is similar to many different types of Wi-Fi messaging and calling apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger

There is no age verification when downloading or using the Signal Private Messenger app. 

As Signal can be used in similar ways to traditional text messaging, parents should be aware that themes such as sexting and cyberbullying are also applicable to users who interact via this app.

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