The WhatsApp messaging and chatting app is striving to maintain its status as one of the world’s safest platforms and to catch up with competitors on a fast-moving ride, according to a report published by Forbes magazine.
Although the application owned by Facebook, may be good and popular in use, it has not achieved the advantage of use across multiple devices in any useful way until now. Thid has become a serious problem and this is exacerbated by the rapid convergence of messaging and calls.
Facebook does not protect privacy
Facebook has solved this problem through messenger rooms on its platform, in addition to the Zoom applications, Microsoft Teams and Google. All these applications and chat rooms do not provide end-to-end encryption. Facebook will not be my first choice for voice calls or Person-to-person or group video calls on sensitive or confidential subject matter, according to Forbes.
WhatsApp does a great job of securing audio and video calls from its iPhone and Android apps, and this recently increased to enable calls between eight parties. All calls are secured with end-to-end encryption. Also, the good news is that WhatsApp now has a full desktop app running, which is part of the associated devices feature currently under test, and it has been announced that desktop-based calling is enabled.
WhatsApp received a violent punch from the Signal app, which is currently the best and smartest alternative to the Facebook-owned app. Uber-secure Signal has started a new beta test of video and voice calls from its great desktop app. Although this feature is not yet available for conference calling, there is a hint in the Signal announcement that conference calling has been taken into account, according to Forbes report.
Signal compared to Zoom
The Signal app, just like WhatsApp, takes into account the Zoom app, especially since the market leader has turned video conference calls into a daily choice for millions around the world, whether in the field of work or their personal lives.
“This release is one of the first steps towards our goal of enabling secure voice and video calls that are available on all of your devices – in addition to being end-to-end encrypted and free for everyone to use. We think that calls need to zoom out of the past and into the future, and your feedback will help us get there,” Signal said in a statement.
Despite the strength of the service provided by Zoom, it is not really a competition, and for WhatsApp, Signal is the best secure messaging program available today and in the long run. Signal is also the perfect choice for anyone whose messages Facebook does not trust.
Objectively speaking, only two observations are taken on Signal compared to WhatsApp, the first is that there is still an insufficient number of users, meaning tens of millions against about two billion users, and the second observation is that there are no backup copies to retrieve messages in the way that if someone lost Whatever his phone he will lose his messages too.
Serious WhatsApp vulnerability
This observation may not be a defect or problem if it is taken into account that enabling the WhatsApp application to retrieve the feature of conversations or media is by currently storing them in the Apple or Google cloud without end-to-end encryption. This means that users lose the protection feature, which was the WhatsApp distinction, which WhatsApp is said to be working on for a future release.