Encrypted messaging app Signal has seen a sudden rise in signups and some new users are receiving delayed verification messages, especially on some networks. The signal is run by a non-profit organization.
The Elon Musk effect
Elon Musk has just become the world’s richest person and has been known for his over the top personality. However, Musk is one of the main people behind the sudden rise of signal. After the news broke that Whatsapp will be sharing data with other Facebook apps, Musk shared a meme with his social media followers that roasted Faceook. Later in the day, he asked his followers to use signal.
A new beginning?
Whatsapp has been one of the most recognizable apps in the last decade. When it came, many messengers and other similar apps faded away. The rise of the Signal app could potentially dent Whatsapp in time to come. As they say, the only constant in this world is change.