Signal became even more popular ever since WhatsApp updated its data sharing policy, requiring the users to agree that Facebook can have their personal information. However, it created a backlash instead, forcing a huge number of users to look for alternative apps.
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Right now, Signal seems to be working on an update that could get the attention of more users. The rising app’s advantage is its ability to send messages that can automatically delete themselves after a certain period of time, as well as its end-to-end encryption feature.
These security features are the ones that got the users’ interest to download the app. Even Elon Musk previously suggested using Signal instead of WhatsApp. However, a new beta release reveals that Signal could soon have WhatsApp’s features. Will this affect its secured platform?
Signal will copy WhatsApp?
According to TechRadar, WABetaInfo is the first one to reveal the additional features that Signal will receive. Aside from Signal, WhatsApp users are also switching to other apps that have end-to-end encryption features.
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These include Telegram and other applications that have the same security feature. Since the Signal Team discovered that most of the app’s new downloads are from previous WhatsApp users, they decided to introduce several features that are already available in Whats App.
The innovation could be a great start for Signal since it doesn’t have a good feature that allows the users to change their chat wallpapers. Here are the possible additional features that will arrive on Signal.
Signal’s upcoming features
WABetaInfo claimed that Signal’s latest update includes the same interface that WhatsApp is currently using. This means that Signal is copying its rival’s appearance. The leaker also stated that it is literally a copy of the one implemented on WhatsApp.
On the other hand, WhatsApp’s ability to choose when media files should be automatically downloaded was already integrated into Signal this week. Previously, WhatsApp’s competitor only has five participant limit.
However, Signal suddenly decided to increase its limit to eight participants, which is exactly with WhatsApp’s limit. These are just a few features that Signal is possibly copying. You can click here to know more details.
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