Elon Musk, encouraging people to switch to Signal, An encoded messaging app
In a declaration sent to users on Wednesday, WhatsApp said, users would need to consent to let Facebook and its subsidiaries gather WhatsApp information including users' phone numbers, contacts' phone numbers, locations, and more. And If users do not agree by February 8, 2021, they will not be able to access the app. A WhatsApp representative didn't explain why the platform decided to roll out the improvement however said it would not influence EU-and UK-based users.
Another tweet from TechCrunch editor Mike Butcher tweets "Signal and Telegram are now better alternatives if you are concerned about your privacy,".
What is a Signal App?
The signal is one of the famous encoded messaging apps that has a primary focus on user’s privacy. The other well-known endorsers of the application are Edward Stoden and Former WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton.
It is available to download for Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows, Mac, and Linux. It will not allow you to backup your chat on Google drives or iCloud.
Who created this App?
The application was created by Moxie Marlinspike, American cryptographer and at present CEO of Signal Messenger. It is developed by a nonprofit company Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC.
Why should one switch to Signal App?
Here are the top 5 reasons:
- It is safe, secure, and private for messaging.
- It is absolutely free of cost.
- Everything is encoded including GIFs.
- Securely backup your chats and backup your contacts on your devices.
- Prevent other apps from looking into what you type.
What are the features?
- Allow users to send messages, audio, and video calls. Recently introduced group video calls.
- Can send videos and links.
- Includes individual reply, emoji-based reactions, delete for everyone option like other messaging apps.
- Allow creating a group limited to 150 members.
- Allows disappearing message feature from 5 sec to one week.
- Can be used laptops, iPads linking to your phone.