After Tesla CEO and the world's richest person Elon Musk recommended Signal over WhatsApp, a sudden surge in demand for the application led to delays in phone number verification of new users. The data collected by this like your contact numbers, your name, etc.is very safe according to their privacy level.
To attract more new users, Signal published a simple explanation of the usage rules to help them transfer their conversations easily from another messaging application. Also, users can also choose not to share their address book to use the app, which is usually the norm with IM apps.More news: Samsung to advance QLED, microLED TV technologies in 2021
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. Also, the Signal group can be shared on other apps as well to get the other users onboard.
However, he explained WhatsApp will now provide "some information" to its parent company Facebook. WhatsApp remains deeply committed to protecting people's privacy. From February 8, FB will also be able to tie accurate location data if you give WhatsApp permission to use this. In his tweet, Sharma said that "we should move on to Signal now".More news: OnePlus Band with AMOLED display, 2 weeks battery life goes official
Telegram is already a much more popular application than Signal, and in just two days it marked more than 2 million installations worldwide. However, this will not impact personal chats, which will still be end-to-end encrypted.More news: Did Olivia Wilde cheat on Jason Sudeikis with Harry Styles?