With WhatsApp's new data policy announcement, that will come into effect in May 2021, many users are transferring to Signal. Like other messaging apps, Signal is primarily used for messaging other users of the app, however on Android devices you can set Signal as your default SMS messaging app.
How to make Signal the default SMS app on Android?
First of all, it is important to bear in mind that converting Signal into your smartphone's default SMS messaging application will on work on the Android platform. The feature is not supported on iPhones. To start you will need to open Signal. If you haven’t already installed Signal, download Signal here.
- Access the menu in the top right corner of the screen:
- Tap Settings:
- Turn on SMS / MMS:
- Touch to make default:
- Change SMS App:
Select Yes, when prompted “Use Signal instead of Messaging as your SMS app”. Now all of the incoming text and media messages will arrive in the Signal app, as opposed to the default messaging app.