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Signal, the popular end-to-end encrypted messaging app, is planning to roll out a new feature that aims to hide the sender’s identity from potential attackers trying to intercept the communication.

Although messages send via secure messaging services, like SignalWhatsApp, and Telegram, are fully end-to-end encrypted as they transmit across their servers, each message leaves behind some of the metadata information that reveals who sent the message to whom and when.

The new feature, dubbed “Sealed Sender,” announced by Signal is going to further reduce the amount of information that is accessible to the company itself.

However, you should note that Signal never stores metadata or logs of information on its users like who sends messages to each other and when, but the new feature would protect the sender’s identity in case the communication is somehow intercepted.

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