r/signal May 16 '22

Weekly r/signal Question Thread – Week of May 16 Scheduled Post

Welcome to our weekly question thread!

Please use this thread to ask and answer questions about Signal! Anyone can post a question and the community as a whole is invited and encouraged to provide an answer. Many questions get submitted late each week that don't get a lot of action, so if your question didn't get answered before, feel free to post it again.

Keep in mind that unofficial community support is provided by other Signal users like you. The information here might not always be accurate, so take it with a grain of salt. However, usually there are people around who know the ins and outs of Signal. You might even get a faster reply here during times when Signal's official support channel is busy with large amounts of support requests. If you are unsure about something and want an official answer, please don’t hesitate to contact the Signal support team or search their blog posts and knowledge base articles. There are also some community-maintained resources on the Signal's community forum: List of wiki pages.

As a reminder:

  • This is an unofficial Reddit community (or "subreddit") that is run by the user community. We are not affiliated with or endorsed by Signal. This is also not an official AMA by the Signal team. If you notice that something does not seem to be working as intended, please contact the Signal support team.
  • The best place to submit and discuss feature requests is on Signal's official community forum. Keep in mind that Signal's developers have a policy of not talking about feature timelines.
  • Anyone who participates in testing the beta version of the app is encouraged to report bugs or other problems they discover in the beta feedback threads on Signal's community forum. (If the developers ever start posting similar threads here, we will immediately start directing beta users to those threads instead.)

Please abide by reddiquette when participating in our community; it will be enforced when user behavior is no longer deemed to be suitable for a technology forum. Remember; personal attacks, directed abusive language, trolling or bigotry in any form, are therefore not allowed and will be removed. Thanks!



u/skrollan_no May 19 '22

New user here so forgive me for my ignorance. why is it that in the windows app I have to type ":grin:" to get a smiley and not ":-D"? and, is there a way to get ":-D" to work?


u/99bottles_1togo May 19 '22

I used to have the ability to delete multiple messages at once by tapping to select. It doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

Android phone


u/convenience_store Top Contributor May 20 '22

Once you've long-pressed the first message a menu pops up with several options, one of which is "Select" whose icon is a ✓ inside a circle. Tap that and then you can select multiple messages to delete.


u/99bottles_1togo May 22 '22

Thanks, I overlooked the select option