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Saturday, 9 January 2021

The advantage of WhatsApp's rigidity

The advantage of WhatsApp's rigidity:Demand for Signal app increased as soon as Alan Musk tweeted, find out why Signal app became an alternative to WhatsApp?

This is a free app available for users including Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Linux and Windows.
According to Signal App's privacy policy, it does not store any user data
The app has features like group video calling, disappearing messages, 'chat and to end encrypted'.

The beginning of the year 2021 has not been good for the users of the popular messaging app WhatsApp. WhatsApp is also being trolled for its toughness. The company has set a condition that if users do not agree, the account will be deleted. WhatsApp has given users until February 8 to consider whether to comply with WhatsApp's terms or be willing to delete their account. One of the names that is trending on social media is the 'Signal Private Messenger' app.

 The app was widely discussed because Alan Musk, CEO of giants like Tesla and SpaceX, tweeted recommending people to use the Signal app. Following Alan Musk's tweet, the tech world has started criticizing WhatsApp and praising Signal app.

Let us know why signal app is becoming popular now, what are its new features and why it is being considered as an option of WhatsApp?

What is a signal app?
This app is a private messaging app. The app has been active on the Google Play Store since 2010. It is available for users including Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Linux and Windows. This app is developed by Signal Foundation & Signal Messenger LLC. Interestingly, the app's co-founder Brian said goodbye to WhatsApp in 2017. At the time, Brian had invested 50 50 million in the app. 

The app is currently ranked 5th in the communication category in the Google Play Store. As the demand for the global app grows, so does the number of downloads in India. The company tweeted the information.

Interesting features of Signal app

This app is a bit different from WhatsApp. This app is free for all users. The main thing is that the company cannot access your data. Like WhatsApp, the signal also has 'chat and to end encrypted', so if you have still selected the NOT NOW option in WhatsApp's new policy and you are concerned about your privacy, this app is a good option. Privacy Committed This app keeps encrypted details including your voice audio, stickers, attachments, profile photo and location PIN.

In the Signal app, like WhatsApp, users can send messages to other users, make audio and video calls, as well as share photos, videos and links. The group video calling feature has also been added recently. However, the limit is 150 members.

If you are a privacy lover then this app is for you. Unlike WhatsApp, the admin cannot add a member to the group without the user's permission. For this, other users will have to send an invitation and if other users accept this invitation, they will be added to the group.

Signal has also launched the Disappearing Message feature with privacy in mind. The user can set the time from 5 seconds to 1 week. The message will be automatically deleted from the chat after this time limit is met.

Signal App 7 seeks permission, but the company made no mention of accessing user data. According to Signal App's privacy policy, it does not store any user data.

Chat back up is
not possible on a third party app in the Signal app like WhatsApp, meaning once you lose your phone you can't back up your chats from iCloud or Google Drive. However the app saves the encrypted chat in the phone itself. Only users will have access to it. The app is so secure that it does not even save your contact details on its server.

The Incognito Keyboard
Signal app has an extreme level of privacy feature called 'Incognito Keyboard'. Leading messaging platform does not have such a feature. This feature prevents the app from following your keyboard typing. The app's screen security feature will prevent other apps from seeing what you're typing in the Signal app's window.

Start the signal app this way

First install the Signal Private Messenger app on your device.

Then tap on CONTINUE.
Now the app will ask for some permissions, ALLOW it.

Then submit your phone number.
After your account has been verified, type your name and tap Next.
After this step you will be able to access the app.

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