The famous face behind Tesla and SpaceX, who is now also named the richest man in the world, advised people to start using Signal instead of WhatsApp, following a new privacy update.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021
Just like WhatsApp or Telegram, Signal is an instant messaging software application, which uses extreme encryption to protect the communications and data of its users.
Verification codes are currently delayed across several providers because so many new people are trying to join Signal right now (we can barely register our excitement). We are working with carriers to resolve this as quickly as possible. Hang in there.
— Signal (@signalapp) January 7, 2021
Naturally, these changes have made several users uncomfortable and upset, who do not like the idea of some of their data being shared with advertisers. In fact, Signal has skyrocketed with over 100,000 users downloaded the app.
Signal received so many requests for installation that it caused the platform to momentarily crash, so the verification codes for its download were delayed. However, this was quickly solved and users should now no longer have problems.
Signal is available for both iOS and Android and has been recommended by personalities like Edward Snowden and Jack Dorsey. The application also has no advertisements, sellers, or affiliates.