|WhatsApp vs Signal vs Telegram|
Whatsapp recently rolled out new terms that will mandate users to agree to let Facebook and its subsidiaries have access to user data, including their phone numbers and location.
This policy change let out a media buzz, with people questioning their motives and immediately switching to the immediate competitor Signal, which also uses the same encryption technology employed by WhatApp in their end-to-end message delivery.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021
The other messaging giant- Signal and Telegram, also received a major boost when it was recommended by Elon Musk, who is one of the major world-acclaimed Twitter Influencer.
WhatsApp will share its users’ personal information, including phone numbers, IP addresses, contacts, & more with Facebook from Feb. 8, according to the new T&Cs. No opt-out. The only way to object is to leave the service & move to a service like Signal or Telegram. https://t.co/FbGcq5T3JB
— Mike Butcher (@mikebutcher) January 6, 2021
The recent activities saw Signal Messaging App grow by over 100,000 new downloads while WhatsApp saw a relative decline in their new signups.