Like all Signal messages, voice and video calls are private too. You will be prompted to grant the Camera and Microphone permissions the first time you make or receive a Signal call.
- Signal calls, both voice and video, are end-to-end encrypted.
- Voice and video are available on all Signal platforms - Android, iOS, and Desktop.
- View the support page here for group calls.
Here's how to start an encrypted one-to-one voice or video call:
- Select a one-to-one chat
- On iOS or Android, tap compose or then select a contact or enter a number.
- On Desktop, select a contact or enter a number in the search field.
- Select a contact or enter a number to open that conversation.
- Tap the phone icon to start a voice call or camera icon to start a video call.
- While on a call, tap the camera to show or hide video from your side of the call.
- Your call screen will show
- Calling - while waiting for the call to connect with your contact.
- Ringing - when your contact's phone is online and ringing.
- Signal + timer - after your call has been answered.
Having issues with calling? Follow these troubleshooting steps.
Here's how to share the screen while on a call:
- Answer or initiate a call on your linked Signal Desktop using steps above.
- If no one else is sharing, select Start presenting .
- Choose your entire screen or a separate window.
- Your video is not shown while you are presenting.
- Not seeing a window? Select cancel then make sure the window is open before you select Start presenting.
Here's how to stop sharing a screen while on a call:
- Select Stop presenting .