Signal or WhatsApp? Here’s reasons to switch to Signal

Signal shares guide on getting out of WhatsApp for users not happy with new WhatsApp policy
Signal, on Thursday, noted that verification codes were delayed across several providers because many new people were trying to join the messaging platform. The messaging platform then published a guide informing users on how to migrate groups from other messenger apps to Signal.
Signal has posted a guide informing users how to move from other messenger apps using Signal Groups.
The final step involves link sharing to the former messenger app “like you’re dropping the mic on the way out,” notes Signal.

Users must note that they cannot move their chats in between the two apps and the link sharing is only to move users from a messenger app to Signal.
WhatsApp users on Wednesday received a pop-up directing users to accept the new Terms of Service, failing which the users will have to forgo using the app. The Facebook-owned company has set February 8th as the deadline, which is a month from now. The updated terms of service involves users giving access to their WhatsApp data and how the company processes it. The new terms also include how businesses can use Facebook-owned services to store and manage WhatsApp chats.

Since the announcement, anxious WhatsApp users are mulling to move to other messenger apps like Signal and Telegram, which go big on privacy. Tesla CEO and currently the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, on Thursday urged users to “Use Signal.”

Signal on Thursday tweeted that verification codes were delayed across several providers because many new people were trying to join the messaging platform. The company has also shared a guide informing users to move their groups from other messenger apps to Signal using a group link. Signal did not explicitly name WhatsApp here. However, it is quite evident given the timing and the last picture Signal shared on the guide. Users must note that they cannot move their chats in between the two apps. The feature Signal shared is to only move users from one messenger app to another.

“A lot of people have been asking how to move their group chats from other apps to Signal, and Signal group links are a great way to get started. Drop a group link into your former chat app of choice like you’re dropping the mic on the way out,” Signal tweeted.

A lot of people have been asking how to move their group chats from other apps to Signal, and Signal group links are a great way to get started. Drop a group link into your former chat app of choice like you’re dropping the mic on the way out.

Here is how a user can move his group chats from WhatsApp, or any other messenger app, for that matter to Signal.

— Create a group on Signal.

— Tap into group settings and tap on “Group link.”

— Turn the toggle on for the group link and tap on Share.

— Share in your former messenger of choice.

The messenger app which goes big on privacy further commented on the safety of link sharing to migrate groups.

“Links are optional and you can rotate or disable them at any time. You can also require approval from a group admin before new members join,” Signal noted.

Once the group is formed, users can

— Tap on Share to forward the link to users they want to move.

— Turn the toggle on or off to approve new members in a group using the share link.

— Reset link to change the link if users feel it has been over-shared.

In December 2020, Signal launched group calls in Signal with its latest versions and touted them as free, private, and end-to-end encrypted “like everything else on Signal.”

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