Signal (left) and Telegram are clocking tens of millions of downloads as customers try to change from the Fb-owned WhatsApp (Picture: Information18 / Screenshots: Signal and Telegram)
The Signal app has climbed to the highest of the charts on the Apple App Retailer for the iPhone in lots of international locations together with India and is hovering near the highest on the Google Play Retailer for Android telephones too. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla has confirmed that he shall be investing extra in Signal.
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Purely by way of numbers and never merely social media noise, Signal and Telegram are selecting up extra downloads than ever earlier than. However that isn’t to say that everybody has given up on WhatsApp simply but. In response to the numbers by analytics agency Sensor Tower, Signal gained greater than 1.2 million downloads and Telegram clocked 1.7 million downloads within the days after WhatsApp’s new Privateness Coverage and Phrases of Use rolled out for customers. That being mentioned, WhatsApp has nonetheless clocked 10.5 million downloads within the first 7 days of 2021, although that’s 11% lesser than every week earlier than.
WhatsApp introduced the brand new Privateness Coverage and Phrases of Use on January 7 with pop-up alerts for customers within the WhatsApp app. Whereas a whole lot of what’s within the new phrases has already been recognized, WhatsApp is now spelling it out clearly that consumer knowledge is and can proceed to be shared with Fb and different Fb merchandise in addition to providers. WhatsApp additionally says that it tracks consumer location knowledge always, and even in case you are sensible sufficient to show off location entry for WhatsApp in your Android telephone or Apple iPhone, the app nonetheless collects and logs IP addresses and telephone quantity codes to estimate your normal location—WhatsApp says that is for diagnostics and troubleshooting.
A number of hours in the past, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and a really vocal supporter of the privateness centered on the spot messaging app Signal, confirmed that he shall be investing additional within the app. In response to a tweet by Alexander Sibert (@alexandersibert) who’s the CEO of an ecommerce enterprise, Musk confirmed that he’ll make investments once more within the Signal app. “@elonmusk ought to make investments into @signalapp for make it extra in style, secure and higher UX. Possibly Signal used later in each Tesla automotive and SpaceX mission,” he tweeted. Elon Musk replied, “Already donated to Signal a yr in the past. Will donate extra.”
The Signal app has climbed to the highest of the charts on the Apple App Retailer for the iPhone in lots of international locations together with India and is hovering near the highest on the Google Play Retailer for Android telephones too—surprisingly in India, it’s the third hottest free app after MX TakaTak quick video app and SnackVideo.