Following WhatsApp’s transparency of its privacy policies and the sale of user data to companies, many users are now turning to the signal.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging media around the world these days. The messenger now has more than 2 billion users worldwide, and WhatsApp has repeatedly emphasized the security of the messenger through an end-to-end encryption algorithm.
However, WhatsApp’s privacy policies have changed since 2016. These changes were made to make user data available to Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp.
Although these changes have been in place since 2016, many users were unaware of them, and last week we saw more transparency of WhatsApp policies for users.
In fact, it seems that since 2016, practically the private information of WhatsApp users has been made available to Facebook.
However, WhatsApp has now announced that on February 8, 2021, all users must agree to the policies of this company (policies that lead to the sharing of information such as profile, IP address, etc. with some companies), otherwise They will not be able to use WhatsApp.
Although it seems that our personal data as WhatsApp users has been shared with Facebook for a long time, but as this issue became clear to users, many people thought about migrating from WhatsApp.
In the meantime, the signal has been suggested by Tesla CEO Ilan Musk as one of the alternatives to WhatsApp. In recent days, we have witnessed the migration of a large number of WhatsApp users to this messenger, with the publication of various news regarding the signal offer by Ilan Mask.
The advantages of signal messenger security
The first thing we need to address is that signal, like WhatsApp and Telegram, uses end-to-end encryption . Hence the security of the connection is guaranteed.
(Additional explanation: Although various current websites and services, including messengers, use the SSL service, the problem is that the main server between the recipient and the sender can access the messages, but in end-to-end encryption this The information will not be known even to the server itself, and only the two parties can be notified of the messages sent.)
Some security experts even believe that signal security is better than WhatsApp.
The positive thing about the signal messenger is that it is not affiliated with any organization, advertising company, etc. In fact, it does not currently sell its user data signal to any company.
On the other hand, in addition to Ilan Mask, the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorussi also spoke about the security of the signal and praised it.
Signal capabilities and features
In today’s media messaging, features such as two-way chat, group chat (creating a group link to share a group), voice and video calling, the ability to share video and audio, etc., are quite common features, and all messaging from Take advantage of these capabilities. Signal also takes advantage of these capabilities.
This messenger is available to users for free and securely for Android and iOS phones. There is even a desktop version that is far better and more complete than the desktop version of WhatsApp.
Another feature of this messenger is that you can select it as your phone’s default messenger (in SMS form).
One of the features of signal messaging is the ability to send fading messages. By tapping the three dots at the top of the screen, you can see it in the Disappearing messages section .
It is now possible for all media to see the last visit of users (if they allow it, of course), but the signal does not show the last visit of users.
One of the factors that makes a messenger grow is the general popularity of its users. Now and in the circumstances, we are witnessing the influx of WhatsApp users to the signal.
Even the number of these users has been so large that sometimes confirmation messages are sent to users late. However, we have to see which messenger will really be the final winner in this competition?