Signal is one of the messaging apps that has seen a huge increase in userbase during the messaging wars of 2020 and 2021. As part of this upturn in userbase, their developers have been adding features which, now includes the ability for announcement groups.

To setup your announcement group you’ll need to:

  • Start a new group and invite your members
  • Setup your admins
  • Remove the permissions for “everyone” to post and set it to “admins only”

Voila, you’ve got a secure platform for announcements in a controlled way. The feature resembles the channels feature in Telegram and Broadcasts in Whatsapp. Very useful if you’re running a community group, sporting club or have another purpose for a controlled announcement group like this.

In the continual evolution of messaging apps, what are your go-to options and features you prefer?