You will be surprised to learn that over 74% have responded against the upcoming WhatsApp policy, and only about 25% have supported it (this report has not yet been submitted).
According to the policy updates, “WhatsApp must receive or collect certain information to operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support and promote our services, including when installing, accessing or using our services.”
It goes on to say: “Companies you interact with using our Services may provide us with information about their interactions with you. We require each of these companies to act following applicable law when providing information to us. ”
More and more WhatsApp users are switching to other apps like Signal. Here’s everything you need to know about this app.
New Delhi: Since WhatsApp released a new policy for users to allow Facebook to share or lose their accounts after February 8, it’s no surprise that users are leaving WhatsApp and switching to other apps like Signal and Telegram.
While the popularity of the Signal app has increased even more after it was recently approved by the “ richest man on the planet ” Elon Musk.
More than 100,000 users have installed Signal in Apple and Google app stores, while Telegram has been downloaded nearly 2.2 million times, according to data analytics company Sensor Tower. , according to a Reuters report.
- What makes Signal better than WhatsApp?
The Signal messaging app is considered the most secure app in the world and there is no fear of user data being transferred.
- The signal does not ask users for personal information like WhatsApp does in the name of privacy.
- It also doesn’t send unsecured user backups to the cloud and keeps the encrypted database safe on your phone.
- The Signal app has a ‘Linked to your data’ feature, which means no one can take a screenshot of these chat messages.
- Another popular feature of the Signal app is that your old messages will automatically disappear.
The Signal app was developed by the non-profit Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC. It is a messaging app that runs on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux.
The app was created by Moxie Marlinspike, an American cryptographer who is also the current CEO of Signal Messenger.
By the way, the Signal Foundation was created by Brian Acton and Marlinspike, the co-founder of WhatsApp. Acton retired from WhatsApp in 2017 and has invested nearly $ 50 million to help fund Signal.
In October, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company is considering merging Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp so that they can begin to function as a somewhat interconnected and interoperable system.
Clearly, key changes to WhatsApp will enable it to collect and process user information as part of a broader unification effort between the family of applications.