The article provides a guide on how to activate or deactivate “Typing indicators” in the Signal app on mobile devices. Turning off these indicators enhances privacy as it prevents others from seeing when a user is typing a message. Conversely, having them on allows contacts to know when a user is engaged in active conversation. Instructions are provided within the article on how to do this.
This article explains how to turn “Typing indicators” on or off in the Signal app on mobile devices.
Signal is a cross-platform popular messaging app. It allows users to send and receive encrypted messages, make voice and video calls, and share files from their devices, including computers.
When you install and set up the Signal Desktop app, you can choose to have it open automatically when you log in to your computer. The app also allows you to turn on or off call relay through Signals’ servers to avoid revealing your IP address, turn disappearing messages on or off, change notification content settings, and more.
The Signal mobile version allows users to turn Read receipts on or off, typing indicators on or off, and more, which aren’t available on the desktop version.
You might want to turn “Typing indicators” on or off in the Signal app for multiple reasons. Turning typing indicators off can give users more privacy, as it prevents others from seeing when they are typing a message.
This can be useful if you don’t want others to know that you are typing a message or in a situation where you want to keep your conversations private. On the other hand, turning typing indicators on can let your contacts know when you are typing a message, which can be useful if you are having a real-time conversation or trying to coordinate plans with someone.
This can also let your contacts know you are actively engaged in the conversation and responding to their messages.
Turn “Typing indicators” on or off in Signal
As described above, users can turn “Typing indicators” on or off in the Signal app on mobile devices. This helps your contact know you are actively engaged in the conversation and responding to their messages.
Here’s how to do it.
First, screen your apps and open the Signal app on your mobile device.
When the app opens, click your profile image to display the Settings menu or select the Settings and more (three vertical dots) button on the top right of your screen, then select Settings on the context menu.
Click the “Privacy” tile on the Settings menu to open it.
On the Settings -> Privacy settings page, under Messaging, select the “Typing indicators” tile. Then, toggle the switch button to the On position to enable it.
To disable it, toggle the switch button to the Off position.
If you disable typing indicators, you won’t be able to see typing indicators from others.
That should do it!
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