What is Signal app?
Signal App has got a green signal after the announcement of WhatsApp’s new policy. It has been used suddenly by so many people that its server is down. Regarding this, Signal himself tweeted that due to having more users, the verification code is facing problems, although the team is working for it.
This App has topped the list of top free apps on Apple’s app store. Signal App is being seen as the biggest alternative to WhatsApp, although Telegram is also being named as an alternative to WhatsApp but Signal has left behind in terms of security and permissions. Let’s know in detail about this app…
Signal App launched in 2014
This App is also a multimedia messaging app like WhatsApp that you can use in Windows, iOS, Mac and Android devices. The Signal is owned by Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC and is a non-profit company. The app was created by the American cryptographer Moxie Marlinspike and is currently the CEO of the Signal Messenger app. The signal app’s tagline is ‘Say Hello to Privacy’.
This is also like WhatsApp and through this you can make video calling, share photo-video etc. You can also create groups, but only 150 people can be added to the group. One problem with the Signal app is that its data is not stored on Google Drive or any other cloud. In such a situation, if you lose your phone then you will not be able to backup the chat. You cannot directly add anyone to it by creating a group in this app. Those whom you want to add, will go to the notification first, after that they will only be able to add them to the group. There is also a feature for Delete for Everyone.
How secure is signal App?
The security of the signal has also been praised by WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton. Brian Acton bid goodbye to WhatsApp in 2017 and gave $ 59 million funding to Signal at the same time. Edward Snowden, the well-known whistleblower who leaked US intelligence information, also called the signal app better. Signal is also more secure than WhatsApp, because only WhatsApp messages and calls are end-to-end encrypted, while Signal’s meta data is also end-to-end encrypted.
According to the information given on the app store, this app does not store any data of its users. The Signal app only takes the contact number i.e. your mobile number, because through this your signal account is opened. For your information, let us know that WhatsApp takes 16 kinds of information from users.