China has previously blocked many messaging apps. It gets the name of Facebook and Google’s apps. Although the Signal app was not initially banned in China.
Tech786: WhatsApp was given a fierce competition from the Signal app. But the encrypted messaging app Signal has been discontinued in China. It can now be accessed only on Virtual Private Network (VPN). Let us know that China has closed many messaging apps before this. It gets the name of Facebook and Google’s apps. Although the Signal app was not initially banned in China.
Actually Signal provides end to end encrypted messaging to the user. Meaning the company or an outside person cannot read the conversation on the Signal app. In such a situation, the China Institute was unable to track the conversation on the Signal app. Due to this, the Signal app has been closed by the government.
WeChat dominates in China
With the ban of Signal in China, once again the issue of Chinese Centaurship may arise worldwide. Signal has very few users in China. It has been downloaded about 5,10,000 times so far in China. According to the report of Sensor Tower, the Signal app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. But if the Signal app continues to contract messaging with the foreign platform VPN, then the company will get less revenue. Currently, Tencent has the largest number of users of messaging app WeChat in China. WeChat has more than one billion users.
What is VPN?
The Signal app is still available for download at the Apple Store in China. But the message cannot be sent in China with this Signal app. There has been no comment from the Chinese authorities regarding the banning of the Signal app. VPNs and virtual networks protect users from private and sensitive information. This prevents the conversation from connecting to the world’s servers.
Last Updated on March 16, 2021 by admin