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Tip: Signal, the safe alternative to WhatsApp

17 February 2021

During this pandemic, Whatsapp is being used more and more for study consultation. Ever since Whatsapp announced it's going to change their terms and conditions regarding privacy, the number of people that has switched to another messaging app has increased dramatically. We would therefore like to draw your attention to Signal, so you know there is a safe alternative to WhatsApp.


In contrast to Whatsapp, Signal uses encryption, doesn’t record any metadata and the developers are very transparent about the app (open source). Within our university, the amount of people using Signal is increasing too.

You can download Signal for free on IOS or Android.

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