Does Signal offer the same WhatsApp? Know the differences of both applications in terms of basic services

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Everyone talks about Signal after WhatsApp will announce the change of its privacy policies. There are those who do not want their data to be shared with Facebook, so they already see in Signal a new space where they can interact with their contacts.

In privacy matters, Signal is the best option between Telegram and WhatsApp; however, there are things you will have to sacrifice. What can they be? The Xataka portal made a fairly complete relationship about what aspects are those that you will miss in Signal if you leave WhatsApp.

WhatsApp

Telegram

Signal

Shipping confirmation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Read confirmation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Click indicator

Yes

Yes

Yes

Voice calls

Yes

Yes

Yes

Video calls

Yes

Yes

Yes

Group chats

Yes

Yes

Yes

Send photos and videos

Yes

Yes

Yes

Voice notes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Video notes

No

Yes

No

Send GIFs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Location shipping

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sending contacts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sending files

Yes

Yes

Yes

Personal cloud

No

Yes

No

Group video

Yes

No

Yes

Sticker system

Yes

Yes, and animated

No

Mandatory contact access

Yes

No

No

Screenshot lock

No

Yes

Yes

End-to-end encryption

Yes

Only in secret chats

Yes

Temporary messages

Yes

Only in secret chats

Yes

Notification without messages

No

No

Yes

App blocking on mobile

Yes native

Yes

Yes

Confidential sender

No

No

Yes

Record lock

No

No

Yes

Keep in mind that Signal, Unlike WhatsApp, it has some extra options such as the activation of confidential sender to send messages to strangers without sharing your profile or blocking your registration so that only you can reuse your number to log in on another device.

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It must be taken into account that the new WhatsApp They will not cause the messages to be read by Facebook and third parties, but they will have access to the contact list, location, in-app purchases, usage data and other important metadata for Facebook business purposes.

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The communiqué of WhatsApp It takes place after having announced the binding nature of the conditions and privacy policies for all its users. Those who do not agree with WhatsApp sharing community data with Facebook and other affiliated companies will not be able to continue using the application.

“We want to address some rumors and be 100% clear: we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption”, public WhatsApp on his Twitter account.

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WhatsAppIn addition, it published an image with all these points about what it does and what not with the data of its users.

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