Signal, a cross-platform encrypted messaging service was developed by a non-profit organisation, Signal Foundation, set up by former WhatsApp co-founder Brien Acton who left WhatsApp in 2017. It uses standard cellular telephone numbers as identifiers and secures all communications to other Signal users
Signal has been trending on all social media platforms after Whatsapp updated its private policy this year and revelead its data-sharing policy with Facebook.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk asked his followers on Twitter to join Signal, which is an alternative to texting apps like WhatsApp, Facebook messenger etc.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021
Why is Signal App better than Whatsapp?
- The most trending Signal app is said to be the world’s secured app where one need not to worry about data being shared.
- With the ‘Data linked to you’ feature on Signal app, nobody will be able to take screenshot of your chat messages and the old messages disappears automatically.
- It also does not send unsecured backups of users to the cloud and it keeps the encrypted database secure in your phone.