Signal can now automatically blur faces in photos — and you can use the images in any app

published 04.06.2020 07:35

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If you are a part of the protests, you might post photos of the demonstration around you on social media or send them to your friends — and that’s not entirely safe, because it could help identify people there and put them in danger.

While its important to share these moments, it’s also important to use tools that might stop authorities from snooping on people in those photos.

So, privacy-focused messenger Signal has launched a new tool in its app that automatically blurs the faces of people in your photos — and you can use these images anywhere.

To get this feature, first, you’ll need to update the Signal app on your iPhone or Android phone.

Here’s how you can use the blur feature after updating the app: You can use these photos now on any social media platform (just find them in your phone’s image gallery), and face recognition programs will have a hard time identifying people in these images.