As we have been telling you in recent days, WhatsApp has shown a notice to all its users in which it alerts them that As of February 8, they will have to accept the new conditions of use of the service or else they won’t be able to access the app. So many users, faced with the threat of a tracking by Facebook, have already begun to migrate, as far as possible, part of their activity to other alternatives.
And one of them, which is standing out together with Telegram as one of the most downloaded apps of the last week on iOS and Android, is Signal, an application that does not perform any type of monitoring or data collection end-to-end encrypted and is backed by a non-profit organization. So, do you want to know how to move your WhatsApp groups to it?
We are going to create new groups in SIgnal
The method that we are going to use to have the same organization of WhatsApp groups in Signal is through the possibility of sharing a link of the new one within the app owned by Facebook. Of course, unlike her, Signal has a greater security element when we generate a link to that chat, in such a way that before anyone sneaks in, we will be able to veto it by requiring prior approval from the administrator.
So we go to Signal and We create a group in the same way as we would in WhatsApp: we choose the participants (with only one voucher), then we put a name, image and accept to chat. As we want all those who are already present in the WhatsApp group of the same name to join, click on the name of the conversation we just created above.
Next we go to the options screen of that group and look for the option “Link to the group”. By pressing we will access new functions that are what we really want to activate. The first of all is the “Link to the group”, which we can copy and paste, or share directly through WhatsApp. In this way, it will appear to all participants that they can join without problems with a simple touch.
However, as a security measure we advise you to also activate “Approve requests”, so that not everyone who has access to the link can sneak into the conversation. In this way, it will be possible to control that no one who does not want to join or, worse still, a stranger. As with WhatsApp and its indexing problem in the Google search engine.