The Major Differences Between Signal & WhatsApp

What to keep in mind if you're thinking of making the switch.

by Mia Mercado
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WhatsApp recently released an updated terms of service agreement regarding how data is shared with Facebook, its parent company. And now folks are switching from WhatsApp to the messaging app Signal. If you're wondering how the apps are different, here are five things to know.

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In addition to a Twitter shoutout from Elon Musk, Signal has been endorsed by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. After WhatsApp released its new privacy policy, Signal downloads surged and was briefly number 1 on the app store.