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WhatsApp hits top slot again; rivals Signal, Telegram and BiP fall back

It seems users were only being coquettish in looking for an alternative; they never actually dumped the app

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WhatsApp’s biggest threat, Signal, is losing steam, despite an endorsement from none other than Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, and despite an initial flurry of interest from Indian users | Photo: Bloomberg

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
The hunt for alternatives to WhatsApp to avoid the new privacy regulation rules announced by its owner Facebook on January 4 seems to be petering out.

WhatsApp’s biggest threat, Signal, is losing steam, despite an endorsement from none other than Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, and despite an initial flurry of interest from Indian users.

According to data from Sensor Tower, Signal hit the most downloaded communication app on January 18 — this, after not even featuring earlier in the top 200 list of most downloaded communication apps.

The data show Signal slowly falling in the ranking from number

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First Published: Feb 24 2021 | 6:10 AM IST

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