Privacy advocates have questioned the move, citing Facebook’s track record in handling user data. Many recommend users to migrate to platforms like Telegram and Signal.
To deal with the number of new users, Signal announced on Sunday that more servers were being added to handle the traffic. Until recently, the non-profit app was mainly used by journalists and human rights activists looking for a more secure and encrypted way to communicate.
WhatsApp, which saw daily installs dropping 7% on Sunday compared to Wednesday, was downloaded by nearly 1.2 million users on January 10, according to Apptopia.
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