This suggestion was written by Elon Musk through his personal account @elonmusk on January 7, 2021. “Use Signal,” wrote Elon Musk as quoted by CNBC Indonesia, Monday (11/1/2021).
Signal Messenger at a Glance
Signal Messenger is a free messaging app. Like WhatsApp and Telegram, this application is already available on the App Store and Google Play Store.
To be able to use this application, you just have to download the application, enter your phone number and profile photo. The application has features of exchanging messages, voice, video and other sharing.
Signal really maintains the security and privacy of users. Quoting Mashable, Monday (11/1/2021), Signal uses an end-to-end encryption security feature that is better than what WhatsApp uses. Even privacy activists recommend Signal to share messages.
This application was launched in 2013 by Moxie Marlinspike. Currently, users have reached more than 10 million. Management promises that there will be no advertisements on this application.
In 2018 former WhatsApp founder Brian Acton joined as chairman of the Signal Foundation by injecting US $ 50 million to fund this application.
Brian Acton died on WhatsApp in 2017 because he didn’t agree with Facebook’s plans to make money from WhatsApp. Facebook wants to pursue digital advertising which means user data must be collected while Brian Action so that user data is not disturbed, WhatsApp looks for money from subscription fees.