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Signal and Telegram downloads rise after the new WhatsApp policy

Provider: internet

14/01/2021

WhatsApp has wanted to clarify that its messages will continue to be encrypted and its content will not be accessible by Facebook. EiTB also has its news channels on Telegram.

Messaging app downloads Signal y Telegram they shot up since WhatsApp anunciara que compartirá datos con su matriz Facebook y tras los disturbios en el Capitolio, que llevaron al cierre masivo de contenido radical ultraconservador en Estados Unidos.

Signal and Telegram have become Signal and Telegram have become on the Apple App Store and on Google Play for Android in the United States, especially after the closure of the Parler messaging app, popular among ultra-conservatives, and the massive suspension of social media accounts of personalities who encouraged or insisted on fraud nonexistent electoral, including President Donald Trump.

Between January 6 and 10, Signal has seen 7.5 million downloads worldwide for both Android and iOS, 43 times more than in the previous week, according to Sensor Tower data.

Meanwhile, Telegram has experienced 5.6 million downloads in the same period, according to Apptopia.

WhatsApp has wanted to clarify that WhatsApp messages will continue to be encrypted and their content will not be accessible by Facebook, something that will not happen with contacts either, although certain metadata will be used to improve electronic commerce services and advertising in the technology conglomerate.

From February 8th the most popular messaging application in the world, with 2000 million users, will not allow, as before, that the user chooses not to accept the sharing of data with Facebook in the United States.