However, what is Signal? Well, it is an informing application with an attention on security and has been around since 2014. Other famous endorsers of the application incorporate Edward Snowden and previous WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton.
Signal’s tagline is ‘Say Hello to Privacy’ and like WhatsApp, the service is end-to-end encrypted. Truth be told, WhatsApp utilizes the Signal convention for its end-to-end encryption. In any case, not at all like WhatsApp, Signal isn’t owned by Facebook.
Signal is a messaging app, available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Mac and Linux. The app is completely free to use. Signal lets users send messages, make audio and video calls with their friends, share photos, videos, and links, similar to how other messaging apps work. In fact, it recently introduced the group video calling option in December 2020. One can also create groups on Signal, which are limited to 150 members. However, unlike WhatsApp you can’t backup your chats on Signal. So if you lose access to your old device and Signal on new device all previous chats will be un-accessible or gone.
The app makes it clear that it does not “sell, rent, or monetize your personal data or content in any way – ever.”
SOURCE: INDIAN EXPRESS
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