It is a known fact that the number of users of the private messaging apps, Telegram, and Signal, are increasing owing to their appealing privacy-related issues as against the others. What the “others” mean here, is WhatsApp.
The surge in the users of both Telegram and Signal originates from the fact that the proposed changes in the privacy policies of WhatsApp seemed to be unacceptable to the regular users. This is the reason why millions of users shifted to the above-mentioned apps owing to the security that they provide with regard to the policies of privacy.
Telegram, Details To It
There is a similar ground on which both Telegram and Signal are built when it comes to security and privacy, however, this by no means that the two apps are similar to use. There are differences between the two.
According to the officials of Telegram, the app has been joined by 25 million users recently. The headquarter of the company is in Dubai and the total number of users currently, is 500 million. Signal, another alternative, too witnessed a similar surge, owing to the tweet of Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla and the richest man on the planet. He was the one who advised his followers on Twitter, to use the messaging app.
There is the option of end-to-end encryption in Telegram, however, it has to be turned on manually when it comes to the new chats. It is not made active by default. When a new chat is initiated by the users, the secret chat option has to be tapped. This is what ensures security at its best. However, things are a little different when it comes to Signal. It uses end-to-end encryption by default.