To cope with the high number of installations, the non-profit app by Signal Foundation, said that it had added more servers to handle the high traffic. Signal App was widely used by Journalists and human rights activists looking for a secure place to communicate.
Both Signal and WhatsApp use the end-to-end encryption and users communicate over Wi-Fi or cellular data. The two apps allow for audio and video calls, and disappearing of messages. However, Signal has a lower limit of 150 members in its groups whereas WhatsApp has a higher limit of 256 members.
Signal offers user privacy by not obtaining user messages, group, contacts or profile information. The only data that Signal collects are how long one has used the app and the last day the app was installed.
The company open sourcing its software means that the public can view how the technology was made and inspect the code itself.
Signal has had the upper hand after many security experts including Edward Snowden and Tesla CEO Elon Musk recommended using Signal over WhatsApp to ensure messages remain private.
Signal App is available on iOS, Android, and desktop.
Feature Image: Signal App being used by a user. ( Source: mobileappdaily.com )