What is different from WhatsApp
The Signal app allows its users to send messages, make audio and video calls, share photos, videos, and links. The app also claims that user data is rarely used on their 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 since December 2020.
Signal popularity increased by Elon Musk’s tweet
A twit by Tesla company CEO Alan Musk actually boosted the Signal app’s popularity across the world. Musk tweeted that he has started using the Signal app. Since then, the download of the Signal app suddenly increased. He wrote on Twitter that ‘Use signal. Musk’s tweet was also retweeted by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
WhatsApp’s new policy