“ The happiness of some is the misfortune of others “. This quote from Voltaire fits perfectly with the situation that WhatsApp and Signal are currently experiencing. Following the bad buzz generated by the update of the confidentiality policy of the application owned by the Facebook group, the Signal secure messaging system benefited from a spotlight as sudden as it was unexpected! To the point of rising to the top of the ranking of the most downloaded applications from the Play Store and the App Store.
And you, following the controversy, did you download Signal?
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Signal certainly did not expect to have such a hectic start to 2021! It must be said that the messaging application has been helped by the aggressive policy of Facebook. From February 8, WhatsApp users will indeed have to agree to share their data with Facebook, otherwise, they will no longer have access to their account.
If in Europe the personal data of users remain protected by European Data Protection, a wave of indignation has nevertheless swept over the Internet. But if you have to do without WhatsApp, which messenger to turn to? Signal now appears to be the most popular platform, dubbed by Elon Musk himself. At the time of writing, Signal is also the most downloaded application on the App Store and the Play Store, ahead of Telegram messaging and… WhatsApp precisely!
And you, following the controversy, have you quit WhatsApp and changed instant messaging? Did you stay so as not to rush your habits or your loved ones? Did you opt for an alternative some time ago? Give us your opinion in the comments!