Even Signal is hopping on the Stories bandwagon

Like Instagram, Facebook, and so many others, Signal is jumping on the Stories train. The privacy-focused messaging app began beta testing a short-lived Stories feature this week. Users can share videos, images and text-based messages with their friends. Stories disappear after 24 hours.

Like the rest of the platform, Signal’s stories are end-to-end encrypted. Users can choose who to share them with. Along with groups and custom friends lists, you can choose to share a story with all of your connections (your contacts and anyone else you’ve spoken to personally). If you choose to post a story to a group, others can react, reply, and share it.

Right now, the only people who can see stories are other beta testers. If you don’t want to see Stories in Signal, you can turn them off in Settings. However, this prevents you from posting your own stories.

It remains to be seen whether Stories can help Signal to spend more time in the app or even attract new users. Instagram famously mimicked one of Snapchat’s most-used features with its version of Stories. They are now a central part of the Instagram experience. Not every platform that has tried Stories has stuck with it, however. In 2021, Twitter and LinkedIn both retired their Stories features after less than a year.

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Russell Falcon

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