‘Making for India means making for the whole world’: Co-creator of Signal


Signal's popularity is growing at the moment due to WhatsApp's privacy policy. Meanwhile, Signal co-producer Brian Acton made a big statement about India. “We are thrilled because Indians have really signed up enough and we are glad to see so many people and get so much feedback and already get so many feature requests and things like that,” he said. I know people are really interested in trying signals and this is a great opportunity for us.

Besides signal, Brian is also the creator of whatsapp. “We have privacy features, invisible messages and things like that,” he said, comparing the two apps. Everything, including your metadata, is encrypted, which is a lot better than WhatsApp right now.

Let me tell you, the number of messaging app signal users in India was much less than WhatsApp. However, many netizens are downloading the signal messaging app after WhatsApp's new privacy policy recently. This is why Signal has overtaken WhatsApp in the Apple App Store to become the top free app in India. In addition to India, Germany, France, Austria, Finland, Hong Kong and Switzerland top WhatsApp. In Germany and Hungary, Signal has been able to make its place in the top free apps on the Google Play Store.

A Reuters report, citing data from the sensor tower, indicated that the Signals app had been downloaded by more than a million people on Android and iOS devices in the past two days. Also, in the first week of 2021, the new installation of WhatsApp decreased by 11 percent.

The Signals app lets users send messages, make audio and video calls, and share photos, videos, and links. The application claims that user data is used sparingly. It does not send secure backups of users to the cloud and it keeps the encrypted database safe on your phone. Also, the security of the app is given the option to make your own decisions. Signal has also introduced the option of group video calling in December 2020.

Signal application, it has ‘Data Linked to you’ feature. After enabling this feature, no one can take a screenshot of the chat chat while chatting. This makes it clear that your chat is completely secure here.