Does Signal Store User Data?
Talking about the Signal, it’s a cross-platform end-to-end encrypted messaging service that has been developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger. It basically uses the internet connection to send or receive private and group messages with all security standards. The Signal app is way more intuitive and fully-featured instant messaging service than WhatsApp that include emojis, stickers, GIFs, contacts, files, voice notes, location, images, and videos.
Signal is a 501c3 non-profit organization that doesn’t sell user data or offers ads. It purely runs on donations to the developers and the code is visible to everyone so, transparency is another key to getting popular in recent days. However, some of the extreme WhatsApp lovers or privacy lovers are eager to know more whether Signal’s slogan “Say ‘Hello’ to privacy” is actually worth it or just hype.
The Signal app is available for both Android and iOS platforms for free that don’t collect any user data or store it to the servers. All of your data will be saved to your mobile device unless you delete them. As per the tweet of the official Signal Twitter handle, even Apple’s iMessage also links some of the user data to make the user experience better. Whereas Signal uses an open-source protocol that adds security attributes for end-to-end encryption. It additionally features self destructible messages where users can set a specific timeframe to auto-delete messages (if required).
You can make an app used by many millions of people that has no data…Cool chart by @forbes & @UKZak 🙈🙊🙉 https://t.co/gWFqyIeoZ3 pic.twitter.com/Unngddaq5M
— Signal (@signalapp) January 5, 2021
Some of the admirers or followers of the World’s Richest Man Elon Musk (2021, Jan) are now getting encouraged to use the Signal app because Elon Musk also suggested people using it. You can check his tweet below:
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021
However, those who’re in double mind whether to use Signal or another popular secured messaging service Telegram can ensure that Signal using the E2EE method by default to verify contacts identity. That means anything you chat on Telegram will get saved to the servers and monitored for safety purposes.
— Ansh (@capwaffl) January 7, 2021
So, using Signal is the best privacy gift to yourself right now. Although we don’t know about the future changes or policy update in Signal, it’s by far one of the privacy-centric instant chat messaging platform for mobile users in the world.
That’s it, guys. We assume you’re now aware of the user data privacy about Signal. For further queries, you can comment below.