In recent years, messaging apps have become popular. Most people have one of these on their cell phones and use them frequently. Although WhatsApp has become one of the most used, there are others that compete with it.
Telegram is the platform that generates the greatest rivalry. Some debate between the benefits of each one and which one adapts better to the conditions of its users.
In terms of security, both offer protection to the people who use them. WhatsApp has an end-to-end encryption method. Telegram, on the other hand, uploads all messages to a cloud.
According to technology experts, the messaging platform that offers greater security to its users is Signal, a little-known application that has gained ground in recent months.
What gives confidence to those who use Signal is that the messages sent by this chat only remain between the person sending and receiving them. Once deleted, no one else will have access to them and they cannot be recovered.
This application was created in 2014 and one of its advantages is that to enter, you only need to share your phone number. While WhatsApp, Telegram and others ask for location, name, language and more personal data.
Signal currently has more than 10 million users worldwide, including tycoon Elon Musk. On the platform you can also make calls and it can be downloaded to computers.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.