Recently Whatsapp users received pop-up directing users to accept the new Terms of services, which the users will have to forego using the app. Whatsapp has set February 8th as the deadline, which is hardly a month.
As per the Facebook-owned company Whatsapp the update will affect the messages sent to business accounts on Whatsapp which it adds in an optional feature. While Facebook is not to view personal chats with friends and family, it will use your chats with businesses to show your more ads on Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms from the company.
This means that while your personal data is still safe your messages with businesses will soon be shared with Facebook. Hence the announcement, anxious Whatsapp user many users are mulling to move to other messenger apps Like Signal which go big on privacy with a created encryption protocol.
What is Signal encryption protocol?
The signal is an app with up-to-date security features. Implementing end-to-end encryption in a messaging service is the main protocol of a messaging app. Hence signal is an app with Open Whisper System(OWS) that is gaining popularity every day among users for its open-source end-to-end encryption protocol.
Corporate Biggies Signal App Opinions
“Use Signal.” a short post from Tesla CEO Elon Musk
American whistleblower, Edward Snowden who is known for leaking highly classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 when he was a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee has vouched for the app.
Snowden had mentioned the use of Signal well before WhatsApp announced the change in Terms of Service. In 2015, when the Signal app was introduced for Android Snowden noted. “ I use Signal every day.#notesforFBI( Spoiler: they already know)”
Paytm and Phonepe, both of which are threatened by WhatApp’s recent entry into paymenrts, has encouraged their teams to shift out of WhtsApp. Naveen Jinal-led Jindal Steel & Power is moving too.
Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group as just installed Signal. Tata Group chairman N Chandrasekaran has been using Signal for some time and even several group’s seniors are using the same.
On the whole related to the privacy concerns, we feel compelled to mention that the privacy policies of both apps are end-to-end encrypted and safe. Moreover, the number of people using Signal are far less than those familiar with WhatsApp. As such it’s difficult for some users to delete the app from their phones, because all contacts may not be willing to make the switch. And on the other hand, Whatsapp is always there with upgrade features frequently and features such as the use of stickers are far easier with WhatsApp than any other App.