Reuters reports quoted Sensor Tower data as saying that the Signal app has been downloaded by more than 100,000 people on Android and iOS devices in the last two days. Also, in the first week of 2021, new installations of WhatsApp have fallen by 11 percent.
Signal popularity increased by Elon Musk’s tweet
This is why Signal app is different from WhatsApp
Along with India, it became the top downloaded app in Germany, France, Austria, Finland, Hong Kong, and Switzerland as well.
Signal began to witness a spike in downloads after users worldwide started receiving popups from WhatsApp, asking them to agree to its revised policies before February 8 or lose their account.
With Tesla CEO Elon Musk telling his followers to use encrypted messaging app Signal, shares of an obscure and unrelated company called Signal Advance surged a massive 1,100 per cent as some people bought that unrelated stock.
Encrypted messaging app Signal saw a significant surge in new users signing up for its platform after Musk, tweeted to his 41.5 million followers to use Signal and apparently shun WhatsApp.The stock surged 527 per cent on Thursday and another 91 per cent on Friday, jumping from 60 cents to $7.19.The store price of Signal Advance multiplied 12-fold in two days. Signal Advance is so small that it doesn’t report financials with the US SEC, till this happened.
The signal app allows users to send messages, make audio and video calls, share photos, videos and links. The app claims that user’s data is used sparingly on its behalf. It also does not send unsecured backups of users to the cloud and it keeps the encrypted database secure in your phone. Also, the security of the app has been given the option to decide on its own. Signal has also brought the option of group video calling in December 2020.
This feature is the main feature in the most important
signal app, that it has ‘Data Linked to You’ feature. After enabling this feature, no one can take the screenshot of that chat during chatting. This makes it clear that your chat here is completely secure.
Makes old messages disappear
Look at another feature of the Signal app, it automatically disappears your old messages. For this, users can set the time from 10 seconds to a week. Your messages will disappear automatically during the set time. Let us know that WhatsApp too recently introduced a feature called Dispiring.