Signal noticed a significant jump in the number of new users right after Elon Musk's tweet. In his tweet, Elon Musk just said, “Use Signal” advising his followers to use the privacy-focused app over WhatsApp. In case you have been using Telegram or Signal already, you also might have noticed a spike in your contacts available on the app.
What is Signal?
Signal is yet another cross-platform encrypted messaging app developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC. Using this app, users can send and receive one-to-one and group messages. These messages do not have to be only about texts but can also include files, voice notes, images and videos.
Signal is an open-source messaging app and it focuses primarily on user privacy. The app is being widely used by people concerned with privacy like journalists, security experts, among others.
How to download Signal?
- Open Google Play Store or Apple App Store on your smartphone.
- Search for Signal app.
- Click on install.
- Once downloaded, open the app and enter the required details to register yourself.