WhatsApp’s updated policies where they seek the consent of its users that their personal information will be shared with Facebook has drastically shifted the number of WhatsApp users towards Signal and Telegram.
It is so, that we have seen Signal and Telegram topping all the charts. On both App Store and Play Store.
Facebook has always been doubted on misusing the users information. Now that WhatsApp policy clearly says that the information of the users will be shared with Facebook, people have started looking for other options. To their rescue have arrived, Signal and Telegram.
Why Signal and Telegram topped all the charts ?
After thinking about the privacy of a user’s information, WhatsApp was given a backleash. People started looking out for other options.
Signal is a cross-platform encrypted messaging service developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger. It uses the Internet to send one-to-one and group messages, which can include files, voice notes, images and videos.
The best part about Signal is its tagline which says,”Say Hello to Privacy”. Now this is something that almost everyone is looking for, especially at this point of time.
Signal updated some of the features recently.
Here’s a sneak peek at some new Signal features that will start rolling out in a few days:
• Chat wallpapers!
• About field for your Signal profile
• Animated stickers
• For iOS: Media auto-download settings and full-screen profile photos (to match Android)
Good morning 🇮🇳! pic.twitter.com/KEAbhMswRI
— Signal (@signalapp) January 12, 2021
Telegram is a freeware, cross-platform, cloud-based instant messaging software and service. The service also has video calling, VoIP, file sharing and other features. It was initially launched for iOS on 14 August 2013 and Android in October 2013.
Reasons for Signal and Telegram skyrocket downloads
Recently Elon Musk asked 41.9 million followers to download and use Signal instead.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021
Also, Paytm owner, Vijay Shekhar Sharma joined the league and said the same.
They say, market has power. We are the largest market.
Here in India WhatsApp / Facebook are abusing their monopoly & taking away millions of users’ privacy for granted.
We should move on to @signalapp NOW.
It is upto us to become victim or reject such moves. https://t.co/iCmKoyLc5x
— Vijay Shekhar Sharma (@vijayshekhar) January 11, 2021
Signal’s reaction on the massive downloads
Look at what you’ve done. 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/0YuqyZXtgP
— Signal (@signalapp) January 8, 2021
The company seems to be overwhelmed with the number 1 position of the app overnight.
The drastic and dramatic number of downloads of Signal and Telegram app have made them heroes of the messaging. WhatsApp lost its charm after loosing ‘the most’ asked for feature, Privacy. This indeed has somewhere broken the trust of millions of users from both WhatsApp and Facebook.
Tell us in the comment section below, how many of you have downloaded Signal and Telegram app.
We would love to know the number of our readers who have followed the trend.
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