10 Reasons to dump WhatsApp
In the past few weeks, WhatsApp – world’s most popular messaging app, has come under the scanner for its poor user privacy & security and it only gets worse.
If you are looking for an alternative that promises better security of messages & calls, then Signal Private Messenger is said to be the best and most secure messaging & calling app in the world.
Signal Private Messenger is developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC. Formally launched in July 2014, Signal is an open-source, encrypted messaging application.
Below are 10 Reasons to dump WhatsApp now and install the Signal Private Messenger
- Unlike WhatsApp, Signal messages and calls cannot be accessed by anyone else other than concerned user. Signal using Signal’s end-to-end encryption protocol. Even If someone intercepts your messages, or found them on a server somewhere, they would see gibberish, not the actual text of a conversation.
- Signal app is open-source, peer-reviewed, and routinely audited, which means it’s pretty much always up to date from a security standpoint. It is an open source messaging platform that lets security experts, researchers and scholars to verify its core codes.
- Whistleblower and privacy advocate Edward Snowden has endorsed Signal on multiple occasions. He recommended using “anything from Moxie Marlinspike and Open Whisper Systems”. Once he said that Signal is “very good” and he knew the security model. In November 2015, Snowden tweeted that he used Signal “every day”.
- Signal Private Messenger offers ‘Disappearing messages’ With this feature, after a specified time interval, the messages will be deleted from both the sender’s and the receivers’ devices. The time interval can be between five seconds and one week long, and the timer begins for each recipient once they have read their copy of the message. On the other hand, there is no such feature in WhatsApp. According to latest media reports, these days WhatsApp is trying to copying Signal’s ‘Self-Destructing Messages’ feature.
- Signal is free to use and will remain free always. However, WhatsApp, owned by money-minded people, will not be free to use in future because WhatsApp’s owner Facebook is planning to sell ads.
- Many government officials are using Signal Private Messenger. Recently, mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio has joined Signal and before that European Commission has told its staff to switch to the encrypted Signal app to increase the security of its communications.
- Signal Private Messenger has several features to boost users’ privacy – ‘Screen lock’, ‘Screen lock inactivity timeout’, ‘Screen Security’, ‘Incognito keyboard’, ‘Read Receipts’, ‘Typing indicators’, ‘Send link previews’.
- Signal is less prone to data breaches as app’s servers do not store messages, calling data or files exchanged between two individuals or in group chats. The messenger relies on centralized servers that are maintained by Signal Messenger. Apart from routing messages, the servers also facilitate the discovery of contacts who are also registered Signal users and the automatic exchange of users’ public keys.
- Signal Private Messenger has a unique feature called “Sealed Sender”. It encrypts the sender’s information using the sender and recipient identity keys, and includes it inside the message. With this feature Signal’s servers can no longer see who is sending messages to whom.
- When it comes to group messaging, the servers do not have access to the membership list, group title, or group icon. Instead, the creation, updating, joining, and leaving of groups is done by the clients, which deliver pairwise messages to the participants in the same way that one-to-one messages are delivered.
So, if data privacy and security matters to you – UNINSTALL WhatsApp and INSTALL Signal App right now!! It is secure, fast, free and easy to use. Most importantly, it is not run by such companies who sell users’ data (like Facebook) for their own profit.
Get Signal Private Messenger now!