Uncertainties for WhatsApp as world's richest man Elon Musk endorses rival app

Uncertainties for WhatsApp as world's richest man Elon Musk endorses rival app

- The world's richest person, Elon Musk, has endorsed a messenger app which may be strong competition for WhatsApp

- The messenger app is called Signal and it was also endorsed by Jack Dorsey of Twitter and many others

- It is created for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Mac and Linux users

- Signal, which was created by an American cryptographer, Moxie Marlinspike, has every feature of WhatsApp

One of the leading messenger apps, WhatsApp, may be doing all it can to ensure that users remain loyal to it, as a rival app called Signal has been endorsed by the richest person in the world, Elon Musk.

According to Tech Cabal, not only was Signal messenger endorsed by Musk, it was also endorsed by Jack Dorsey of Twitter and many others.

The messaging app, which is available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Mac and Linux, was created by an American cryptographer identified as Moxie Marlinspike.

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A non-profit company, Signal Foundation, developed the app, whose features include sending messages, making audio and video calls, sharing media and links.

Unlike WhatsApp, Signal users are unable to add people directly to a group. The person you are inviting will have to accept the invitation before becoming a member of the group.

Uncertainties for WhatsApp as app gets rival endorsed by world richest Elon Musk

Signal was created by an American cryptographer, Moxie Marlinspike. Photo credit: Florian Gaertner/Photothek, Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg
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By virtue of being owned by a non-profit company, Signal is not influenced by the need to use its users data to garner revenue from advertisers.

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In a previous report by Legit.ng, WhatsApp said it would cease to work on older devices starting from Friday, January 1.

According to WhatsApp, those who have smartphones with software older than iOS 9 or Android 4.0.3 won’t be able to use the app in 2021 and beyond.

Those whose devices have iOS 9 or Android 4.0.3 or above before January 1 would be safe and continue to have access to the app.

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