WhatsApp uses Signal’s encryption technology, and has now updated its fresh terms on Wednesday, asking its users to agree to let owner Facebook Inc and its subsidiaries collect user data, including their phone number and location. Tesla owner Elon Musk has signalled by asking people to use ‘Signal’ app as it is one of the best online chatting application to use. Elon Musk has now become the richest man in the world by surpassing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. He recently tweeted a meme last night criticising Facebook for its role in helping members of the mob that stormed the US Capital on Wednesday organise online. Tesla founder Elon Musk in a tweet asked his followers to try Signal.
The best part about Signal is that it is generating a lot of interest for its platform as both a viable mobile messaging app and alternative to the Facebook ecosystem, which includes WhatsApp and Instagram. It has now already climbed to the number one spot.
More than 100,000 users installed Signal across the app stores of Apple and Google in the last two days, while Telegram picked up nearly 2.2 million downloads, according to data analytics firm Sensor Tower. “New installs of WhatsApp fell 11% in the first seven days of 2021 compared with the prior week, but that still amounted to an estimated 10.5 million downloads globally,” Sensor Tower said. The Signal private messaging app is available on iOS, Android, Windows, Linux, and Mac.