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Signal, which uses end-to-end encryption on all messages...

•, Dave Parrack

 The feature lets you blur faces (or anything other identifying features) in photos, making it more difficult for individuals to be identified.

AdvertisementThis is in response to the current protests taking place across the US and beyond. And while Signal itself suggests covering your face before heading out onto the street, its blur tool offers an extra layer of protection when sharing photos online.

How to Blur Faces in Photos Using Signal

To blur your photos using Signal, first, open the app on your phone. Then, head to any of your current chats and tap the Camera icon. Select an image from your gallery, and tap the Blur icon (which looks like a soccer ball for some reason).

Tap the Blur Faces toggle on to have Signal automatically blur the faces from the photo. If Signal misses a face (or you want to blur something else out of the image) use the Blur Brush to do so. Finally, save the photo to your gallery.