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What is an alternative of WhatsApp and Facebook messenger?

January 29, 2020

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In the wake of Facebook – Cambridge Analytica data scam, privacy concerns are growing among netizens. As per a survey by the Washington-based analytics firm ‘Lincoln Park Strategies’ and digital agency ‘Rad Campaign’, 3 out of 5 U.S.-based netizens have very little or no trust that social networking companies will protect their private data.

With the increase in online data scandals, the internet giants like Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp etc. are failing in protecting users’ privacy. On top of that, such giants also do not waste any opportunity of making money by selling users’ data to big companies. However, these kinds of notorious jobs perform by social networks cost them a huge amount as fine. Latest example of this is Facebook. Reportedly, Facebook has to pay a fine of $5 billion after data scandal.

A few days back, ‘Tom Jackson’, a ‘Technology of Business’ reporter has published a report on BBC’s official website about alternatives of Google and Facebook.  As per report

We agree to give these companies ownership of our lives and they are cashing in,” says Edward Armstrong, a freelance copywriter and consultant originally from Newcastle, UK, but now based in London.

A few days back, UN has published a confirm investigation report on Mr. Bezos’ phone hacking case through WhatsApp leaving distrust among WhatsApp’s users.

If you do not want to be a victim of data breach like Mr. Bezos then you need a private alternative to the messaging service (WhatsApp) you are using right now. There are many alternatives to WhatsApp but when it comes to users’ privacy and security no alternative can match with Signal App.

Signal is an open source platform leaving app’s main codes accessible to everyone. Even till now, many data scientists, researchers and scholars have reviewed Signal’s codes and posted positive feedbacks. The latest one is by Matt Green, a Cryptographer at Johns Hopkins University. He said

‘After reading the code, I literally discovered a line of drool running down my face. It’s really nice.’

Gradually, Signal App is gaining trust among netizens. Now, netizens to whom data privacy and security are everything have started switching their messaging service from WhatsApp to Signal. The number of downloading Signal App is increasing day by day. From Google Play store, App has been downloaded and installed for more than 10,000,000+ times whereas number of downloads from Apple’s App Store is not available.

Not only common netizens, notable personalities are also using Signal App for secured and private digital communications.

“I use ProtonMail instead of Gmail; DuckDuckGo instead of Google Search; Firefox for my browser instead of Chrome; and then Signal in place of WhatsApp,” Edward Armstrong says.

Every day, Signal App has been used by millions of people for instant and free communication. With App, users can participate in HD video / voice calls, send / receive high-fidelity messages and explore a number of new features that can help them in connecting with their loved ones.

The Signal App is powered by state-of-the-art end-to-end encryption protocol which allows users to have safe and private communications. Thanks to open source Signal Protocol due to which Signal app is able to keep conversations secure. With Signal app, users’ privacy and security are not optional but mandatory.

With Signal, every message and call remains secure all the time. Not even app developers can access to users’ messages because app does not allow servers to store message-decoding keys. Only concerned recipient can read or access to message.

The best part is with Signal App, users can set message disappearing time after which message will be deleted automatically. In this way, users do not need to worry about sensitive conversation made over Signal App. In addition to this, app also comes with several advanced features such as incognito mode for third party keyboard apps, option of blocking app from showing it in recent app list, built-in image editor etc.

Signal is fast, easy to use, private and freely available for worldwide audience. With Signal App, users can say anything and feel free.

So, don’t wait anymore and download Signal App now!


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