How to block screenshots in your chats on Signal

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Signal is one of the fastest growing applications in Spain. Although the changes to the WhatsApp use policy do not take effect in our country, many users seek to switch to more secure and private apps, such as this app. It is an application that has many functions that allow you to send messages in a private way.

One of the options that we find in Signal is the possibility of block screenshots in our chats. This function prevents someone from sending captures to another person, showing the content of this conversation, which in many cases can be private.

Block screenshots in your chats on Signal

Signal block screenshots

Privacy is important to any user. Someone sharing the content of a conversation with others is somewhat annoying, but in an app like Signal we have a way to prevent it from happening. In the application settings we find this possibility, which lock screenshots in chats. By having this function activated, it is prevented that the other person in the chat can take screenshots.

This is a function that can be used in all the chats of the application. In the case of group chats is disabled by default, but the administrator of said group has the ability to activate this function, preventing any of the people in the chat from taking captures. The steps to follow to activate this function are:

  1. Open Signal on your phone.
  2. Click on the icon with the three vertical dots at the top right.
  3. Go into Settings.
  4. Go to the Privacy section.
  5. Activate the Screen Security option.

This function prevent screenshots from being taken of your chats in the application. Thanks to this, you will prevent personal or private messages or content from being shared with other people. If at any point you change your mind, you can always disable the feature. If you want more protection in Signal, you can also use self-destructing messages.

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