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What is Signal app & How it is different from Whatsapp messenger ?


What is the Signal Private messaging app & How it is different from Whatsapp messenger app?


Signal app and whatsapp messenger diference

In This Article, You will find:- 

1) What is the Signal app? 

2) How does the signal app works? 

3) How to use the signal app? 

4) Feature of the signal app? 

5) Disadvantages of using Signal Private Messenger app? 

6 ) Difference between the Signal app and Whatsapp messenger?

7) Is the signal app the most secure messaging app?

8) How to download the signal messenger app? 


What is the signal app? 

Signal is an open-source private messaging app, created by Moxie Marlinspike ( CEO of Signal Messenger ), and it is available for Android, Windows, iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Linux. This app is developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal messenger LLC. Signal is a non-profit organization that started in 2014. It runs on a donation, and also Signal code is visible for everyone.


How does Signal app work? 

It uses the cellular network to send messages, which includes voice notes, files, videos, images, and GIF. In this app, you can make group voice and video calls with a limit of  5 members. All communication between signal messenger users automatically ends to end encrypted. For android users, Signal app has a default SMS/ MMS feature.

Signal app has a disappearing messages feature. You can set a disappear message time limit for a message from 5 seconds to one week. 

Signal private messenger app has a privacy option called 'Relay calls' where the Signal server avoids your IP address by reducing your call quality. 


How to use Signal messenger app? 

Signal app is completely free to use. In this app, you can send messages, videos, Gif, and make voice and video calls with your friends, family, and loved ones. 

Signal messenger app provides you group video calling options with a limit of  5 members. 

In this app, you need to invite people to join a group, without accepting invitations no one can join a group like unlike WhatsApp, where you can add anyone whose you wanted in a group.

Also, you can use Signal messenger app on a laptop or iPad, to use this feature you need to link your account to your phone.



Features of Signal Private Messenger app 

1) All communication between Signal messenger user is an end to end encrypted automatically. 

2) In Signal messaging app, you can make audio and video calls to other Signal users who use Android, iPhones, or desktop.

3) Signal app supports group voice and video calling. 

4) Signal app has a smart screen locking feature where you can put your finger touch ID, face ID, screen locks, or passcode depending on your device specification. 

5) Signal app has a blur faces feature which automatically blurs the faces of people to protect their identity. 

6) Signal messaging app has a default SMS/MMS application. 

7) In one group you can add up to 150 members.

8) In this app, you need to invite people to join a group, without accepting invitations no one can join a group like unlike Whatsapp messenger, where you can add anyone whose you wanted in a group.

9) Signal private messenger app has a privacy option called 'Relay calls' where the Signal server avoids your IP address by reducing your call quality. 

10) All conversation between the Signal user is end to end encrypted, no one can access them, even Signal Messenger app too. 


Disadvantages of using Signal Private Messenger app 

you cannot Backup or retrieve your lost data, if you lost to your phone, or if you reinstall the signal app, all previous chats, videos, images all will be gone forever. you can't retrieve that data. because there is no backup option in Signal private messenger app. 


Difference between the Signal app and Whatsapp messenger 


Signal private messenger app   Whatsapp Messenger app

Signal app is a non-profit organization, which started in 2014. It runs on donations, not data.

Whatsapp is owned by Facebook which is known for user data mining which means personal info is not safe

Signal is safer than Whatsapp as even UK politicians made the switch for privacy.

Whatsapp in partnership with Facebook can help advertisers target users based on their data.

Signal isn’t backed by ads or user data, unlike Whatsapp which is it’s business model.

Whatsapp works for money, not for the users.

Signal’s code is visible to everyone.

It’s popular but is no longer up to 2021 standards.




Is the signal app the most secure messaging app?

Signal messengers app encrypt all communication from end to end, making all data accessible only to the sender and receiver. 

Signal app doesn't record any metadata about your messages or contacts, so it is impossible to access anything about your conversation taking place within the app. 

Louis Rosenfeld an American information scientist writes that "there wasn't really anything to obtain. The only Signal user data we have, and the only data the US government obtained, as a result, was the date of account creation and the date of last use – not user messages, groups, contacts, profile information, or anything else."


How to download the signal messenger app? 

Click here to download Signal app for IOS/Android:- https://signal.org/en/download/


FAQ:- 

1) Is Signal app really safe? 

Just like iMessage, Signal app allows end-to-end encryption. Israel intelligence said that Signal is the most secure messaging app. 

2) Is there is any business account feature on a signal app? 

Signal offers direct communication between people, it doesn't have a business account for enterprises like Whatsapp does. 


3) Can I backup my data on Signal app to my drive or cloud? 

No, You can't back up or retrieve your data in a Signal app, Once you lose access to your data you can't retrieve it.