Signal VS Whatsapp: Which One Should You Choose?

When it comes to discussing something with our friends, a huge arsenal of messaging apps are available. With hundreds of messaging apps available, it becomes quite difficult to find out the best one. Whatsapp and Signal are one of the widely used and popular applications of all time.Signal vs Whatsapp

Both the applications provide end to end encryption while communicating, but which one is the best one and you should consider for your social networks? So, let’s have a look at a thorough comparison of both the Whatsapp and Signal and decide on which one could be the right choice for you.

A Thorough Comparison Between Whatsapp and Signal

1. Popularity and User Base

When we talk about popularity and the user base, Whatsapp tops the chart. Whatsapp has more than two billion users worldwide. In most parts of the world, Whatsapp is the widely used messaging application used by people to share their thoughts and messages with their friends.

On the contrary, Signal has got less popularity when compared to Whatsapp. It has more than two million users worldwide. The Signal is known for its technology and end-to-end encryption. While it has the potential to grow, but still, it’s far away from its competitors and it would be a big challenge for Signal to steal users from its competitors.

2. Compatability

Whatsapp is available and works perfectly on most of the devices including Android, iOS and Windows. It does feature a web platform which you can use right from your browser. All the communication and messages are available cross-platform.

For example, if you’ve sent a message on the desktop, you can also pick it and continue the communication on your phone.

On the contrary, Signal also has cross-platform availability and works perfectly on devices like Android, iOS and Windows. It doesn’t have a web platform. The best part and the only difference that lies in both the apps is the support for languages. The Signal support more than seven different languages for communication.

3. Security and Privacy


In 2016, Facebook took over the Whatsapp and upon getting ownership rights, they amended their privacy policy that allows sharing of Whatsapp data to Facebook. It still remains a myth that why Facebook would require Whatsapp data and what’s the use the Whatsapp data for them that actually put our security and privacy in risk.

On the contrary, Signal has a strict policy regarding the safety of the user’s data. As it is an open-source application, anyone can verify its underlying code to ensure security and privacy. And it has the best norms for security and privacy.

Recently, the European Commission has also advised its members to switch over to Signal that leaves not even a single doubt in our minds about its security and privacy.

4. Multimedia Support and Features

With Whatsapp, you can share photos, videos, audio files and contacts with your friends. It even allows you to make voice and video calls. When we talk about Groups, you can add more than 256 users and recently, they have even added support for group video calls.

Just like Whatsapp, Signal also allows you to make voice and video calls. In addition, it also lets you share files such as photos, videos, and audio recordings with your friends. In contrast to Whatsapp, they have some fun stickers which can be seen only by the sender and recipient.

It even allows you to create your own stickers.

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Which One Could be the Right Option For You?

Both the applications we discussed here have their own pros as well as cons. If you ask me, then I would say that you should go for Whatsapp, in case you’re craving for more features, while you can opt for Signal, in case you want complete security of your data.

So, this was our opinion about these applications. You can simply use both of them and opt for the one that seems better. If you find our article useful, then do share it with your friends.

Did you just have a fun experience with these applications? Feel free to share it with us in the comment section below.

Jitender Singh

Jitender Singh, the owner of this site, is a technical expert, SEO expert, YouTubber and a experienced blogger by profession. He basically belongs to a middle class family in Faridabad.

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