Hello friends! Signal, the open-source instant messaging and calling app, has gained popularity recently, due to the emphasis they have placed on privacy and security in comparison to WhatsApp. It can be used to send text messages and multimedia content, as well as encrypted messages. By default, Signal encrypts the message database on the user’s device, as well as both ends of the communication, to protect the messages that are sent between its users. By default, the backup option is not enabled. In case you were to lose your account you would not have a backup. In this post, we will show you how to enable backup in Signal.
Enabling Backup in Signal
It is likely that as in other messaging apps you will want to have a backup of your conversations. Signal also has the function to make backups like other apps such as WhatsApp or Telegram, to make this possible you must first enable this function, this way you can make backups of all your chats in Signal. A backup is a good option in case your chats have been deleted, or you have deleted them on your own, so you can restore them. The backup in Signal works as follows, Signal will save the backup in the internal memory of your device. It will also generate a password for you to access it.
Open Signal on your phone
Then tap the menu button located in the upper right corner the screen.
After that, go to Settings
Then go to the Chats section
Next, tap on “Chat Backups” and turn on this option.
Then select the folder in which to save this copy or create one and tap on “Use this folder”.
Then make a note of the password you are shown that you will use in case you need to restore a backup.
Next, check the box confirming that you have written it down. Finally, click on “Enable Backups”.
After you have made these settings, you have now activated the ability to back up chats in Signal. If you want to create one now, just click on “Create backup”. Every time you activate this option a backup of your chats in the application will be made immediately, as well as their content.
Every time you want to make a backup of your chats, you will have to use this function in the app. The copies will be stored in the folder you have selected or created, so that if you want, you can then copy that file from the copies in the cloud, to keep it safe. It is a very useful way if you want to prevent the loss of your data.
Signal is a wonderful alternative to other messaging applications, do not miss it. In case you want to download it, you can do so by following the link below:
As you can see, creating a backup in Signal is quite simple. Unlike other apps, Signal gives you more control over your data. A way to maintain your privacy and security when it is very important nowadays. Thanks for reading us. Bye!