Signal App – level 3

25-01-2021 07:00

Signal is one of the most popular apps in the app stores around the world, as users look for alternatives to WhatsApp, following a change of its privacy policy.

Signal looks a bit like WhatsApp and it functions similarly. You can text your friends, make video calls, or have group chats like with a lot of other apps; however, WhatsApp and Signal have some things in common.

WhatsApp was created in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, and it was sold to Facebook in 2014 in a 22-billion-dollar deal. Facebook´s leadership team had plans to monetize WhatsApp with tools for businesses and advertisers, and Acton got very unhappy with the security implications for users. In 2017, Acton resigned, and a year later, he founded a new company called Signal Messenger.

Some people think of Signal as a spiritual successor to WhatsApp. Besides this, messages that people send are encrypted which means that no one except the recipient can read them.

Difficult words: privacy policy (a legal document that says how a company gets and uses information about its clients), monetize (to find a way to make money from something), spiritual successor (a person or thing that follows because it is about a similar idea).

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