Signal is a messaging app much like WhatsApp but with a focus on privacy, it is a non-profit company and the software is open source.
So to dig into that a little deeper non-profit means that it is run more like a charity than a normal business (eg Facebook), when somebody decides to open source their software it means it is publicly available for anybody to view the code.
According to Signal it does not obtain user messages, groups, contacts or profile information. And because the code is open-source anybody could investigate to see exactly how the software works and scrutinise the security of the software.
Signal App vs Whatsapp
The main differences between signal and WhatsApp all –
- Signal has better security and privacy
- WhatsApp is more widely used and therefore considered more accessible
- WhatsApp makes money from ads, Signal doesn’t.
Should you switch from Whatsapp to Signal?
It may be a good opportunity for some people to make the switch, do you remember the truth that some older people may find it difficult to learn how to use a new app.
Also you will not be able to migrate any old content or chats.
WhatsApp Alternatives (most similar)
- Signal Private Messenger
- Telegram Messenger
WhatsApp Alternatives (full list)
- Element (was Riot.im)
- Google Messages