They say, market has power. We are the largest market.
Here in India WhatsApp / Facebook are abusing their monopoly & taking away millions of users’ privacy for granted.
We should move on to @signalapp NOW.
It is upto us to become victim or reject such moves. https://t.co/iCmKoyLc5x
– Vijay Shekhar Sharma (jayvijayshekhar) January 11, 2021
This is how the signal lottery started
WhatsApp is constantly being criticized due to the new terms, which is benefiting its rival apps. On January 7, Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested that people use the ‘signal’, saying it was safe. After this, the process of downloading the signal started by the users, which is still going on.
Demand for messaging apps like Signal and Telegram has suddenly increased. Signal has secured the first place in the free apps category of the App Store in many countries of the world including India. On Saturday, a screenshot was shared on Signal’s official Twitter handle, showing it to be the first place above Whatsapp in India. Apart from India, Germany, France, Austria, Finland, Hong Kong, Switzerland have also topped the signal in the most downloaded apps.
Look at what you’ve done. ???????? pic.twitter.com/0YuqyZXtgP
— Signal (@signalapp) January 8, 2021
Absolute use of user data
All communications on the Signal app are encrypted end-to-end. The app claims that the user’s data is used sparingly. There will never be ads on the Signal app. It does not send backups of users to the cloud, but keeps the encrypted database secure in your phone. Also, the option to decide the security of the app according to your own has been given.
Some special features
- The Signal app has ‘Data Linked to You’ feature. After enabling this feature, no one can take the screenshot of that chat during chatting.
- Users can also send messages to themselves for the Note to Self feature. For this, you have to create your own group.