Elon Musk has posted a tweet endorsing Signal as an alternative to WhatsApp. Here’s everything you need to know about the messaging app!
Elon Musk has become the world’s richest person as his net worth surpassed $185 bn, leaving behind Jeff Bezos, and obviously his opinion matters when it comes to technology.
On January 7th, the businessman Elon Musk made a simple post on Twitter that made people wonder what it meant and the app thrive.
The tweet read: “Use Signal” and his 41.6 million followers are searching what that means. Here’s everything you need to know!
What is the Signal app?
- Signal is a cross-platform encrypted messaging service.
Signal requires the use of the Internet to send one-to-one and group messages, which can include files, voice notes, images and videos, as it also allows one-to-one and group voice and video calls.
Signal uses standard cellular telephone numbers as identifiers and secures all communications to other Signal users with end-to-end encryption.
Signal’s software is free and open-source, while the app is widely considered one of the most privacy-friendly and secure messaging apps available today.
The messaging app collects the least metadata or data about the messages compared to any other messenger application.
Signal’s surge of registration after Musk’s tweet
Musk has been a vocal critic of Facebook and its privacy policies in recent years and has decided to endorse Signal as an alternative to the Facebook-owned messaging app “WhatsApp”.
Signal has been seeing delays because of the number of people joining the platform after Elon Musk’s tweet broke the registration system.
His tweet has 250k likes in just 24-hours and the endorsement of Signal has done wonders to the popularity of the app so far.