Signal tops the category of free apps on the App Store that beat WhatsApp

Signal is a cross-platform encrypted messaging service that has risen to number one in the free app stores category in several countries, including India. Signal’s official Twitter handle shared a screenshot on Saturday showing that it is number one in India on WhatsApp. “Look what you did,” he tweeted. Along with India, it is the most frequently downloaded application in Germany, France, Austria, Finland, Hong Kong and Switzerland. Signal saw a surge in downloads after users around the world received popups asking them to accept the revised guidelines or lose their accounts by February 8th. When Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, told his subscribers to use the Signal encrypted messaging app, shares of an obscure, unrelated company called Signal Advance rose 1,100%, with some people buying this. unrelated action. The Signal-encrypted messaging app saw a significant increase in the number of new users signing up on its platform after Musk tweeted its 41.5 million subscribers to use Signal and apparently avoid WhatsApp. The stock rose 527% Thursday and 91% Friday, rising 60 cents to $ 7.19.