The Biggest Differences Between Signal & Facebook Messenger

What to know if you're thinking of making the switch.

Signal Vs. Facebook Messenger: 5 Differences To Know
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After WhatsApp released new privacy guidelines in January, people are reconsidering their messaging apps. While Facebook, WhatsApp's parent company, is bulking up Messenger's features, many are switching to apps like Signal. Here are the biggest differences between the two apps.

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Signal's Default Is End-To-End Encryption

With end-to-end encryption, your message is only decryptable by the recipient. While Facebook's Secret Conversations feature enables end-to-end encryption, it's not Facebook Messenger's default setting.

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