Signal will stop supporting SMS texts on Android devices for security

what you need to know

  • Signal will soon stop supporting SMS messaging.
  • Though the change will happen soon, Signal says this change is being made to ensure its users’ messages always remain private and secure when sent to others.
  • Users should start seeing notifications from Signal about how it no longer supports SMS and how old SMS messages can be exported if a user chooses to do so.

Signal has announced plans to end SMS messaging support on Android.

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