Signal’s Founder Brian Acton said on Whatsapp and Future of Private Messaging, “Building for India means building for the whole world”

Signal (Signal) has seen the rapid rise after the update of WhatsApp’s privacy conditions, which shows how unhappy people are with the WhatsApp policy update. After the new policy, WhatsApp users have to be ready to agree that WhatsApp data has to be linked to Facebook and other services.Telegram like Signal has now come up as an alternative to WhatsApp. Apart from this, these apps have also received good endorsements from Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma, who have openly supported Signal and Telegram in place of WhatsApp.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp is clarifying its policy update that it will not read any difference on the data and privacy of regular users. But in the meantime, a large number of users are continuously increasing on apps like Signal and Telegram, which have emerged as an alternative to WhatsApp.

The ignal is run by a non-profit organization. Its co-founder is Brian Acton (Brian Acton), who has also been the founder of WhatsApp. Acton and Jan Koum sold WhatsApp to Facebook in 2014. After this, Acton left the company in 2017, the reason behind which was that there was some controversy about the monetization of Facebook on WhatsApp.

Signal is now being compared to WhatsApp. Are the two products you made now compete with each other? How do you like it What are the features in the signal that make it ahead of WhatsApp.

I think where the signal can be seen scoring beyond whatsapp is the privacy category. You can see it as a privacy label on the app store of the iPhone app. We have things like privacy features, dis-appearing messages. Everything here is encrypted, including metadata.

WhatsApp has 400 million users in India. It is a big market. We are eager to tell Indian users about our product. We want to give them an option where they will not have to compromise on their online privacy, digital privacy.

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