Signal good for privacy?

Talking about the Signal, it’s another text messaging app available in the app market, that uses an internet connection to send one-to-one and group messages, files, voice notes, images, videos, audio, and video calls. It’s nothing wrong to say that the Signal app is new, but looking at the recognition and popularity, the app somehow managed to attract users. But the question, whether the Signal app is secured and good for privacy?

Here’s everything you should know about the Signal application and why people are moving on the Signal. Go through the article till the end, so all of your doubts will be cleared about the application and in terms of security. If you’re a privacy lover, I’m very much sure that you will love the new messaging app Signal. Without wasting much of your time, let’s get started.

Signal good for privacy?

Why people are moving to Signal?

WhatsApp, a well known messaging app with 1.5 billion active users have encountered unexpected notification on January 6, 2021. The message accompanies by “WhatsApp is updating its terms and privacy policy” which brings a couple of access to user data mandatory. We’ll already know how Facebook has leaked or sold millions of user data previously. Who knows? Facebook may still be selling users’ data to third-party companies. Meanwhile, the Facebook-owned service WhatsApp is also want to store and operate the data of its users.

If you’ve decided to choose not to agree, then according to WhatsApp, you’re no longer able to use the application and its service from 8th February. This sudden changes to the policy have doubted many of its users and this is the reason why people are moving on Signal and other messaging apps.

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Signal good for privacy? Is there any privacy threats or data leakage for real?

Let me inform you, Signal is the most secured messaging app that is available in the app market. Here’s are concrete security features that might build your trust.

  • In terms of security, Signal uses the open-source Signal Protocol to provide end-to-end encryption. 
  • Every communication is protected by E2E encryption on the app.
  • Every local file encrypted by a 4-digit passphrase, which also includes group calls.
  • “Sealed Sender” is a new way of communication present in Signal, this particular feature will ensure ultimate privacy, no one will able to know including Signal that who is messaging to whom.

Signal collects the data of:

  • None (Only your phone number)

For further details, you can visit the official Signal Privacy Policy page.

Conclusion

According to my opinion, Signal might be the feature messaging app because of its high level of security features. If I’m not mistaking, the Signal app is under the sensational topic also on Twitter.

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A tech billionaire, Elon Musk tweeted “Use Signal”, which also makes us think that WhatsApp is not safe especially if you’re a privacy lover.

If you really want privacy and security, we should go with the Signal app.

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Hrishi is a B.S.E IT/Sales graduate from Mumbai who went on to work in neither of those fields in the end. It happens. He's a freelance writer, loves to travel, experiencing the things with that money which surprise him. Hrishi loved to watch anime, movies and listening to music but this doesn't mean he's a hikikomori. He always believes that there's so much in those things that we miss out on every day.

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