Got bored, made some security-focused chat backgrounds

Posted on Monday July 18, 2022
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I use Signal as my message app of choice. From the WhatsApp days of past, I kinda liked the weird-and-quirky icon backgrounds they had. No idea what's on them, but it was visually pleasing.

I got bored, so I made some backgrounds, originally with 4 colour ways and 4 opacities of the icons. All in 2160x3840 resolution.

I used icons from Reshot with the free license.

The colourways are on a gradient from top-bottom:

  • blue-pink
  • yellow-green
  • orange-red
  • white-grey
  • rainbow! (Thanks to TLF_01 on Twitter for that suggestion!)
  • teal(ish)? (Thanks to TLF_01 on Twitter for that suggestion!)

The opacities are as follows:

  • 10%
  • 15%
  • 20%
  • 100% (anyone who uses this is a weirdo, but I love ya)

Anyway, here's the backgrounds, click through to the full size:

0.10 0.15 0.20 1.00
blue-pink icon background 10% blue-pink icon background 15% blue-pink icon background 20% blue-pink icon background 100%
yellow-green icon background 10% yellow-green icon background 15% yellow-green icon background 20% yellow-green icon background 100%
orange-red icon background 10% orange-red icon background 15% orange-red icon background 20% orange-red icon background 100%
white-grey icon background 10% white-grey icon background 15% white-grey icon background 20% white-grey icon background 100%
rainbow icon background 10% rainbow icon background 15% rainbow icon background 20% rainbow icon background 100%
teal icon background 10% teal icon background 15% teal icon background 20% teal icon background 100%

Or, have a .zip file with them all: Zip zip

If anyone wants different opacities or colourways (sorry, no new icons as I don't have time to arrange them all), hit me up on Twitter. I'll sort you out if I can!

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