- Signal privacy-conscious messaging app has skyrocketed in platform usage.
- This came amid the recent Whatsapp data-sharing policy sensation.
However, Whatsapp recently asked its users to accept its newly-proposed terms and conditions. Agreeing with the policy meant Whatsapp could share its users’ data with Facebook from February 8th onwards.
For this, Signal CEO Brian Acton said in a video call that “the smallest of events helped trigger the largest outcomes.” He added that he was very pleased to have such online privacy and digital safety talk.
Meanwhile, Acton did not reveal the total number of users on the Signal App. He just said that on the App Store, Signal ranks top in 40 countries and 18 on Google Play Store respectively.
Alongside Signal, crypto-industry favorite app Telegram also announced that it has gained over 25 million users within 72 hours. This has amassed its active monthly users to more than 525 million.
Moving forward, mobile insight firm App Annie disclosed that Signal had almost over 20 million monthly active users in December 2020.
Furthermore, according to Sensor Tower, the Signal app saw more than 7.5 million downloads between January 6th and 10th respectively. Launched in 2018, based on Signal’s privacy and end-to-end features, the app does not share its users’ data with any other thirty parties.
With this, it may be that users who prioritize privacy — such as those in the crypto community — are looking for such platforms. Hence, the surge of users on Signal.