Signal launches in-app sustainer program to accept donations from users

Signal users can make donations to the company within the app | Signal

Secure messaging app Signal has launched a new feature that allows users to make donations within the app, the company announced. As a nonprofit, Signal doesn’t receive financial support from any advertisers or shareholders, a new blog post notes, and relies on users for donations.

Users can choose to make monthly donations, or one-off contributions within the app using Apple Pay or Google Pay, and their payment information won’t be associated with a user’s Signal account, according to the blog post, as the company will use the same anonymous credential scheme it uses for private Signal groups:

Clients make payments and then associate a badge to their profile such that the server can authenticate the client is in the set of people who…

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