In the digital age, where our data has become monetized, privacy is of utmost concern to the discerning user. If you are like us, you value privacy when it comes to your use of communications tools. Whether it is private messages or communication with our team, we all appreciate it when our data is secure and away from prying eyes.
To address growing concerns about privacy, many companies offer communication tools that promise high standards of privacy. When it comes to privacy, nothing can be left to chance. So it’s important to weigh all the pros and cons before deciding which tool to use.
This article will focus on Signal, the messaging tool recommended by whistle-blower Edward Snowden. One of the main pros of using this tool is that it has a very familiar and intuitive interface. Another pro is that it allows audio-chat with verification: a security measure some Signal alternatives don't have.
Signal also has some cons, with the main con being that users have to enter their phone number to allow contact discovery. Users using the iOS version of this tool may encounter some bugs. Some users have also reported a few glitches in the User Interface, but these do not affect the security.
If you want to look further than Signal and look at some of the other tools available, you can go through a list of alternatives to Signal put together by Startup Stash.