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    Default Group Messaging for Monday- Signal Chat

    For Monday, in addition to radio comms we can create a group chat on Signal. It is a free app, secure and available here:

    https://signal.org/download/


    It is for instant messaging.

    Send me a PM with your contact information -Real Name, user name, and number and I will send you my contact info.

    Once you have it installed send me a message with signal and I can add you to contacts and then to the PA2A chat.

    To see people's names and not just a number, you have to add them to your contacts or use the menu in the upper right side of signal

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    Default Re: Group Messaging for Monday- Signal Chat

    Several of us have already exchanged numbers for calls and SMS. What's the advantage of using this instead?
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    Default Re: Group Messaging for Monday- Signal Chat

    It's encrypted end to end. It's how I'm communicating with our security team.
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    Default Re: Group Messaging for Monday- Signal Chat

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    Several of us have already exchanged numbers for calls and SMS. What's the advantage of using this instead?
    Signal is encrypted and is widely believed to be secure.

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    Default Re: Group Messaging for Monday- Signal Chat

    Oh and it uses your standard number. It basically replaces your stock unsecure phone messenger. It's a secure SMS/MMS.
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    Default Re: Group Messaging for Monday- Signal Chat

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinHEMI View Post
    Oh and it uses your standard number. It basically replaces your stock unsecure phone messenger. It's a secure SMS/MMS.
    I already have a different (non-stock) app that I use. Not interested in a replacement. How does the app handle messages coming in from "non-secure" users (like me)?
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    Default Re: Group Messaging for Monday- Signal Chat

    Ok you're certainly free to not change. It's just a secure app and a suggestion. We have a secure group set up. They're simply not encrypted.
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    Default Re: Group Messaging for Monday- Signal Chat

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    I already have a different (non-stock) app that I use. Not interested in a replacement. How does the app handle messages coming in from "non-secure" users (like me)?
    It doesn't work unless both ends are signal. Encrypted end to end.

    The advantage is you can create a group. This is what we use for our III% comms.

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    Default Re: Group Messaging for Monday- Signal Chat

    info sent

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    Default Re: Group Messaging for Monday- Signal Chat

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