Signal and Telegram messaging apps are seeing a sudden increase in demand after larger rival WhatsApp’s updated terms of service raised eyebrows on social media. A poorly promised update to the public service has prompted millions of WhatsApp users to migrate to alternative services and services.
The loss of users for the application was so big that WhatsApp was forced to postpone the application of its new conditions, which were scheduled for February 8, and to conduct a campaign to limit the damage to explain to consumers the changes that lie ahead.
Signal saw approximately 7.5 million installs globally through the Apple App Store and Google Play store between Jan. 6 and Jan. 10, according to Sensor Tower. That’s 43 times the number from the previous week. It is the highest week or even monthly install number for Signal in the app’s history. Meanwhile, Telegram saw 5.6 million downloads globally from Wednesday through Sunday.