The app supports end-to-end encrypted video calls
what you need to know
- Tap the pencil icon > New group > select members > Following > group name > Create.
- Open the group > tap the video icon start the call button.
- Group calls can have up to 8 participants.
This article explains how to create a group and set up or join a group call using the Signal Private Messaging app on Android or iOS devices.
How to create a group in Signal
Before you can create a group call in Signal, you must create a group.
Open the Signal app and tap on the pencil icon.
then in the New message page touch New group.
Select the Signal members you want to add to your group, then tap Following or the arrow button.
On the next screen, enter a name for your group and tap Create.
This creates a group with the members you selected. If you want to invite more friends, touch invite friends > Activate and share the link on the group home page on iPhone, or tap add members and choose the contacts you want to add on Android. Then choose the option that matches how you want to share the invite link with your friends.
How to create a group call in Signal
Once you’ve created a group in Signal, you can make a group call.
If there are more than eight members in your group, not everyone will be able to join the call at the same time. You are limited to 8 participants in a group call.
Open the group you want to call and tap the video icon at the top of the screen.
Your selfie camera turns on. press the start the call button.
This starts the video call and other members of the group will receive a notification that a group call has started. They can also open the group page and join from there.
On the call screen, you can control your video, microphone, and press the red phone button to drop the call when you’re done.
How to join a group call on Signal
If you’re not the person initiating the call in Signal, you can still join a call that’s taking place in a group if you’re a member.
In the Signal app, tap on the group that has a call.
On the group home page, touch Get in in the upper right corner.
Your selfie camera will be activated. And you’ll see controls to flip the camera, mute your microphone, or mute/unmute your video camera. When you have the settings you want, press join the call to add to the group call.
If you want to see who’s on the call before you join, tap the participant list at the top of the screen prior to you press the join the call option.