Signal, the privacy-focused instant messenger that’s gaining popularity after WhatsApp’s controversy, has touched the 50 million installations mark in Google’s Playstore. Since users turning towards it, Signal is now working hard to keep up with the expectations of a new wave of customers.
Signal App is Downloaded Over 50 Million Times
Enter Telegram and Signal. While there are a hell number of instant messengers out there, many of the outraged WhatsApp users are steering themselves towards Telegram and Signal, since they promise better privacy and security. That’s true, as they are better than WhatsApp in terms of security and privacy.
This sudden shift left Telegram to gain on 25 million installs in just 72 hours, while Signal on the other hand jumped from 10 million-plus downloads to 50 million-plus downloads on Google’s Playstore alone! The craze was real that, it gained over 810,000 users on January 10th alone, as noted by Apptopia.
How it started vs how it's going 😅 pic.twitter.com/ERiFpZUz6c
— Signal (@signalapp) January 14, 2021
While this shift is expected, Signal thought their existing resources may not be able to handle the new flood, as it’s now hiring people to suffice the demand. Moreover, it may get funding from the world’s richest person, Elon Musk, after he supported and recommended the app for all his followers.
The Signal is even pushed by Edward Snowden, the Anonymous group, and many others since it’s having a tough stance on privacy and security. It encrypts all the conversations made via chats, voice, and video calls, and is available on Android, iOS, and the PC.