by Brandon Butler
What is Signal (and why you should use it) 1/11/2021

Rachel Kraus for Mashable has a good overview on Signal, which is seeing a huge increase in users after Facebook announced plans to collect even more user data from WhatsApp:

Signal is a free, privacy-focused messaging and voice talk app you can use on Apple and Android smartphones and via desktop. All you need is a phone number to join. You can text or make voice or video calls with friends, either one-on-one or in groups, and use emoji reactions or stickers just like in other apps. But there’s one big difference: Signal is actually really private.

Use Signal (and delete WhatsApp/Facebook).