WhatsApp is by far one of the most widely used and popular instant messaging platforms. Owned by Facebook, the messaging service is known for its ease of use and features, such as free voice calls, video calls, voice messages and a lot more.
Many people have now begun switching to the Privacy Focused Instant Messaging App known as Signal. This app has quickly become one of the top free apps in many countries.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and also now the richest man on the planet, has advised his Twitter followers to switch to Signal. This caused a huge surge in downloads.
Signal does not collect its user data in any way, while Whatsapp will now start collecting it’s users data. Signal also only takes a users’ contact numbers, while WhatsApp collects all data, phone numbers, contact list, location, messages etc.
If you’re thinking whether or not you should change. All we can advise is that you should. We’ve championed the use of Signal for a good number of years now. The app is free, easy to use, and has practically all the same features as Whatsapp. More importantly the creators are not interested in monitising your personal data.