Signal App Leaves WhatsApp Behind, Becomes India’s Most Popular App

Instant messaging app WhatsApp has made an important and trusted place among its users. But WhatsApp has been continuously in discussion for some time and the main reason is the change in privacy policy. In which it has been said that users will have to share personal data of their WhatsApp account with Facebook. After this, the world’s richest person Elon Musk said that he uses Signal app, not WhatsApp. Following Elon Musk’s tweet, people are constantly downloading the Signal app and there is an increase of 79% in download of Signal App.

Elon Musk says that instant messaging app Signal is the world’s most secure app. Also appealed to people to use this app. Apart from this, Signal also does not ask for personal data of users. Which WhatsApp is now doing in the name of privacy policy. In such a situation, people are losing confidence on WhatsApp and increasing on Signal.

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.

Signal App

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.

Elon Musk Tweet

What is WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy?

WhatsApp has brought a new privacy policy for users, which will be required to be accepted by all WhatsApp users. If not, WhatsApp will close your account after 8 February, 2021. Actually, WhatsApp’s new privacy policy will give the company the legal right to use user data. This will save the company from legal stalking.

According to the new privacy policy and conditions of WhatsApp, the company will take important information like your device ID, user ID, phone number, email ID, all contacts, mobile transactions, chat history and phone location. It has been said in the new terms that all the information taken from your mobile will be shared with Facebook and Instagram.


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.

But here telegram doesn’t collects or share personal information as WhatsApp is now doing in the name of their new privacy policy.

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