Signal app has been downloaded by more than 100,000 people in 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.
In such a situation, the Signal app has become the top free app by overtaking WhatsApp on the Apple App Store. The Signal app has achieved top positions in India, Germany, France, Austria, Finland, Hong Kong and Switzerland, surpassing WhatsApp.
Apart from this, Signal has also become the top free application in Google Play Store in Germany and Hungary. At one time, the OTP verification of the Signal app was delayed due to the huge crowd in app downloading.
Let’s know what is so special in Signal app that makes it better than WhatsApp.
Signal App is Completely Secure
The special feature of the Signal app is that it is completely secure and there is no risk of users sharing their data. That is, the private data of the users remains private, it cannot be shared anywhere. It also does not send unsecured backups of users to the cloud and it keeps the encrypted database secure in your phone.
Most Special Feature of Signal App
The main feature in the Signal app is that it has a 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
If you 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 you inform that WhatsApp also recently introduced a feature called Disappearing message feature.
How Signal is Different From WhatsApp?
The Signal app allows users to send messages, make audio and video calls, share photos, videos and links. The app claims that user data is rarely used 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 an option to decide on its own. Signal has also brought the option of group video calling in December 2020.
Signal Popularity Increased By Elon Musk’s Tweet
A tweet by Tesla Company CEO Elon Musk suddenly boosted the Signal app’s popularity. Musk tweeted that he is using the Signal app. After this, the download speed of Signal app suddenly increased. He wrote on Twitter that ‘Use signal’. Musk’s tweet was also retweeted by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Telegram Will Also Dominate WhatsApp
In the recent past the popularity of Telegram App is increased considerably. In Telegram you get the option of secret chat. You can add 2 lakh people to a group. Whereas only 256 people can be added in a group in WhatsApp. The working and features of Telegram are similar to WhatsApp.