Signal is committed to protecting your privacy and the security of your data. Signal cannot sell, rent, or monetize your data or content in any way – ever.
Can I export my data out of Signal?
Signal messages, pictures, files, and other contents are stored locally on your device. These contents are readable by the open source Signal clients. Because everything in Signal is end-to-end encrypted, the Signal service does not have access to any of this data.
There are several community-developed open source utilities that are capable of parsing locally stored Signal content. Android users can also move local Signal data between devices (Signal Settings > Chats > Chat backups).
How do I permanently disable my account?
You can permanently disable your phone number from being recognized as a Signal user by unregistering your phone number. You will need access to this phone number to verify and complete this action.
What about my contacts in Signal?
Signal can optionally discover which contacts in your address book are Signal users, using a service designed to protect the privacy of your contacts. Information from the contacts on your device may be cryptographically hashed and transmitted to the server in order to determine which of your contacts are registered.
What efforts is Signal taking to comply with GDPR?
How do I contact your Data Protection Officer?
You can contact our Data Protection Officer by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the minimum age to use Signal?
You must be at least 13 years of age to use Signal. The minimum age to use our Services without parental approval may be higher in your home country.
What has not changed?
Signal's ongoing commitment to protecting your privacy using state-of-the-art security and end-to-end encryption will never change. Our goal has always been to develop open source privacy technology that protects free expression and enables secure global communication.
If you have more questions about our data privacy practices, please contact us at email@example.com.