Many of you must be wondering, what is Signal? Because generally, nobody has ever used or explored any other messaging app other than WhatsApp, so the occurrence of doubts is quite obvious. Signal is also a messaging app just like WhatsApp, but the only difference now is that all the messages sent and received in this application will be end-to-end encrypted which we no longer can experience in WhatsApp. Signal lets you send messages, make regular calls, and video calls in groups too via the internet. Signal’s USP (Unique Selling Point) is its prime focus on the privacy of its users.
The Signal app is easily available on different platforms like Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux, although the app can only be signed in via Android or iPhone. Once the account has been set up, then you can easily sync it to any of your other devices like an iPad or a computer. The best feature of this application is that it doesn’t require the device in which it is signed in to be active all the time, this application will still work even your phone is switched off.
Signal will always be better than WhatsApp as long as it continues to provide privacy features to its users. But using Signal can never be your decision alone because if your entire social circle is still on WhatsApp, then your decision doesn’t matter and you have to continue WhatsApp no matter how appealing Signal is.
An obvious reason to use Signal as your only messaging application is that the company’s business interest never clashes with your privacy and its main goal is to provide you a platform where you are free to communicate with others without being spied on. WhatsApp privacy issues have been on air since a couple of days back, that the company’s new policy seems to breach the privacy issues which is a major concern for everyone, with Facebook declaring its intentions to use chats for advertising and exposing WhatsApp group chat links in public which are only one Google search away.