Signal will stop supporting text messages on Android devices for security reasons

What you need to know

  • Signal will soon no longer support text messages.
  • While the change will happen soon, Signal says this shift was made to ensure its users’ messages always remain private and secure when sent to others.
  • Users should start seeing notifications from Signal that SMS is no longer supported and how old SMS messages can be exported if a user chooses to do so.

Signal has announced plans to stop supporting text messaging on Android.

According to Signal’s official blog post, the messaging platform will begin to shift away from SMS support on its platform. Signal sees this as a way to bring about a more “streamlined experience” within its app for Android users.