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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’.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021
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.