Signal confirmed that it is looking for more staff to strengthen the service and infrastructure, thanks to unexpected growth. WhatsApp and its privacy update has left behind losses for the dominant messaging app, but also a huge boost than its rivals such as Signal or Telegram, for which they are infinitely grateful.
The app registered more than 2 billion users in the Saudi-Arabia Mobile Database world during the first quarter of 2020. Its latest figures reveal an increase of 12 percent in users and per month it grew 11 percent. This sector is an indispensable element in the midst of the contingency, but it recently updated its security policies and apparently this is putting its domain at risk, at a time when users pay greater attention to the value of their personal data.
From now on there will be changes in the terms of service, so this application asks that they be accepted in order to continue using it. However, from Gartner they reveal that half of the world’s population will have their data personal covered by the privacy regulation by the year 2022. They have become a very important turning point today.
This moment has been taken advantage of by his rivals. Elon Musk even said that the encrypted messaging app Signal is actually the best option, as he stated publicly and since then, the app has had a surge of new users signing up on the platform.
Both Signal and Telegram have experienced “unprecedented” growth after the controversial change, but in the case of Signal , for example, it confirmed that it is looking for more staff to strengthen the service and infrastructure.
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Brian Acton, one of the founders of WhatsApp before it was sold to Facebook, who created the Signal Foundation, told Reuters that: “We have seen unprecedented growth this last week. It’s safe to say that due to this record growth, we are even more interested in finding talented people. “
Signal was downloaded by 17.8 million users in the past seven days, a 62 percent increase from the previous week, according to Sensor Tower data. WhatsApp was downloaded by 10.6 million users during the same period, 17 percent less.
Meanwhile, Telegram said on Wednesday that it had exceeded 500 million active users worldwide, 25 million of them had joined in the last 72 hours thanks to WhatsApp.
In favor of Telegram, users assure that “it has not revealed a single byte of the private data” of its users, others preferred to download Signal, which does not link the number to the user’s identity and options such as iMessage only use the phone number , email and contacts, unlike all other apps.