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Encrypted Chat App Signal Tests Instagram-Like Stories Feature

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Encrypted chat app Signal is becoming a little more like Instagram, of all things. The messaging app is testing an Instagram-like stories feature.

The function allows users to share an image, video, or text with friends on Signal that’ll then expire after 24 hours. “Stories are, of course, end-to-end encrypted, giving you a new way to communicate on Signal without compromising privacy,” Greyson Parrelli, the lead developer for Signal’s Android app, wrote in a forum post(Opens in a new window).

Signal users can also choose to share their stories to all their contacts, or with a custom list of friends or groups. “When you share stories to groups, anyone else in that group can view, share, react, and reply to that group story,” Parrelli added.

Signal has rolled out stories to beta testers, which means they are the only ones who can view posted stories on the service, for now.

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