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WhatsApp Vs. Telegram Vs. Signal: Which out of 3 messanger apps is the best for you?

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WhatsApp vs. Telegram vs. Signal: Which out of 3 messanger apps is the best for you? All three WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal are popular messaging apps. But there must be some difference between the three. That’s why it’s so much in the news. Maybe due to the launching of the new vital services and user privacy policy of the WhatsApp messenger.

I, too, had to find what’s going on there and what should use for myself. I think it goes the same for you, and you must be quite confused about the three apps. But let me tell you, there is nothing so much different about the three apps as messaging apps. So if you find it challenging to make a difference between the three, i will help you do so.

Due to the revised terms of service and user privacy policy of the WhatsApp messenger app, people have to decide to use it as it has given the time limitation till 8th of February 2021. That means people have to accept its terms and conditions or else have to delete it. It has also clarified that the individual and group chats will remain end-to-end encrypted, and the data will never be accessed for any other purpose.

But the chat conversations between the business owners and the different entities and between the customers can be used by Facebook and its entities. Many other issues are yet to be revealed by the company.

According to the new policy, if any business enterprise connects with any of the customers on Facebook, the company can collect their phone numbers. They can also access the phone numbers stored in the list and even the profile names, status messages, financial details, and the whatsapp market and send ads to the users.

What you need to know about WhatsApp Vs. Telegram Vs. Signal

There are many WhatsApp customers, telegram users, and also signal users. But after the whatsapp new policy and everything, many people are planning to shift to signal and telegram. So you must be thinking which one is better for you and else you should continue with your whatsapp messenger?

To choose the one app for yourself, you need to know everything about the three apps Whatsapp, telegram, and signal.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp Vs. Telegram Vs. Signal: Which messanger app is the best?
source- Forbes

WhatsApp has been in use for ages, and many find it convenient for them to use it personally or professionally. After its new features and extended user privacy policy, it’s hard to understand for everyday users. But you can easily read everything at the app privacy chart on the app store that was launched by apple. You can realize there easily with understandable points.

Data linked to the user and stored by whatsapp.

  • Location
  • Purchase History
  • Coarse location
  • Diagnostic data
  • Usage data
  • Contact info
  • Identifiers
  • User content
  • User id and device id
  • Email address and phone number
  • Other user content
  • Product interaction
  • Crash data
  • Performance data
  • Financial infor related to payment
  • Diagnostic
  • Advertising data

The company says that all the personal information like the identifiers and the usage data information is used by the Developer’s advertising or marketing services. It’s is a long list to know and also somewhat uncomfortable to know that Facebook will have access to all such information. By this, anyone can create a user profile and flood them with target ads from clients that will include product companies and push a political party to sway the election. By this one can easily do any scandal.

There is no privacy left if it does this. One can easily access all card details, financial scams, and everything like that.

Telegram

WhatsApp Vs. Telegram Vs. Signal: Which messanger app is the best?
source- The Asian Age

The telegram was developed by Russia-based Nikolai and Pavel durove brothers, asking for very little information. Like they only ask for a phone number and the email id. They give a verification code to access that.

It will contain the phone number of the owner and the people in the contact list.

It is not comparable much to whatsapp as there is only one annoying feature about the telegram, and that is it gives a notification to you every time when someone in your contact list joins the telegram. It also provides links for downloading various best movies and web series.

The other issue with telegram is that it does not offer end-to-end encryption, but to look on the bright side, it provides a unique chat feature that nobody can access, even the telegram itself. It can only be viewed by the sender and the receiver. There is also one feature to set a reminder, and if the timer is set for the message, it will self destruct after the expiry date of the set time. That feature is called telegram E2EE.

It also provides a cloud storage option to the users, but there is a risk of getting decrypted if any person will hold the user’s account id or password. Telegram also has the encryption key.
One of the advantages of the telegram is that it has a 2GB limit for sending any document or media, and that is higher than any other messenger app in the store.

Signal

WhatsApp Vs. Telegram Vs. Signal: Which messanger app is the best?
source- Mozilla Foundation

It is a private messenger. If you are looking for personal privacy paramount communication, then a signal is the best option for you.

It just asks for the phone number to register and gives you a unique user id. You can also invite your friends and start chatting with the people who have a signal on their device. There is no worry about being tracked. No one can access the media or the messages you share with anyone, even signal. It; ‘s a great feature of the movement.

One of the disadvantages of a signal is that it doesn’t provide a cloud storage option to the users. So if accidentally you lose your device, then you will not be able to recover it and lose all the contacts and the chats. You won’t be able to sync the old data to the new phone and have to start again.

So I have provided you with detailed information on all three apps, including storage, privacy, and everything. And according to my, telegram is the best messenger app as it use a secret chat feature for the users and also provides you with cloud storage and 2 GB content transfer to anyone.

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