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Signal is a cross-platform messaging app that especially takes user privacy seriously, and is receiving a lot of attention lately.
By default, messages from Signal contacts are only sent to the native app on your phone. However, you can completely link your Signal account with many other devices such as a PC or tablet for more flexibility. So how do you manage the devices associated with your Signal account? Let’s find out right now.
How to view the list of devices associated with an account
Signal uses your own phone number to identify users, which means that you must register and log in with your smartphone to use the service. After completing this initial login process, you can link your Signal account to other devices, like your iPad or your macOS, Windows, or Linux computer, so you can access and text from those devices. be there in a flexible way.
To see a list of devices that have been linked to the account or create a link with a new device, open the Signal app on the phone you use to register for an account and tap the profile picture in the corner. top left of the screen. A menu will appear, where you click on “Linked Devices”To see a list of all devices associated with this account. Click the plus sign or the “Link New Device“To link additional devices to the account through a QR code.
How to deactivate the devices associated with the Signal account
You can only use the original device (the phone you use to register for an account) to unlink your Signal account with other devices.
First, access the list of devices linked to your account according to the instructions above.
To unlink a device, swipe left on the device name and tap the “Unlink“Appears on the screen. You will be asked to confirm your decision at the bottom of the screen.
If you try to send a message with an unlinked device, you will see a warning appear, indicating that you need to reconnect the device and your Signal account to continue normal use.
Note that unlinking the Signal account with a device also means that any chat history on that device will be completely deleted for security reasons.
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