Elon Musk urges users to use Signal app after WhatsApp’s new policy

NEW YORK: Tech giant Elon Musk has urged users to use the Signal app after WhatsApp’s new policy was announced.

Taking to Twitter, the Tesla owner recommended his followers to use the messenger app ‘Signal’.

Musk’s tweet comes after WhatsApp announced its new privacy policy according to which data will be shared on Facebook. The signal platform was not prepared to handle a great number of new users. Many users were not getting verification codes. “We are working with carriers to resolve this as quickly as possible. Hang in there,” Signal said on Twitter.

Signal, the platform, which supports all the features of WhatsApp, can be downloaded from the App Store and Google’s Play Store. Moreover, Signal has a clear standing on its privacy policy.

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The platform has included multiple features to support privacy such as view-once media, Signal PIN, and more. It is an independent platform, which means that development is supported purely by donations from users.

Just like WhatsApp, Signal relies on end-to-end encryption for messaging, based on the Signal Protocol, and does not keep records of the user’s metadata. Telegram is another app that can be used as an alternative.  Like Signal and WhatsApp, it provides a cross-platform solution for messaging with end-to-end encryption.

 

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