Reliable tech blogger WABetaInfo reports that the following new features have either been added or upgraded:
Download Preferences: Like what is obtainable when using WhatsApp, Signal users can now choose when their media files should be automatically downloaded. This feature was launched this week, and is also now available on the chat app.
Updated Group Calls: Group Calls participants have now been increased to eight. It used to be five before now—bringing it up to per with WhatsApp.
Animated Stickers: This option has now been enabled on Signal one year since WhatsApp added the feature to its app.
Low Data Mode: You now have the option to use the low data mode feature when making a call on Signal.
All aforementioned features were probably added to make new users comfortable while using Signal. It is so important to add them so users who made the switch will not start having a rethink.
Users in India and some other countries have started seeing Status messages assuring them of their commitment to privacy. The Facebook-owned app feels that its intentions have been misunderstood and there is a need to clear the air.