Nevertheless, there are some key aspects pertaining to the entire issue that require some discussion.
Elon Musk, Government and Signal
What Is Signal App?
Should I switch from Whatsapp to Signal?
Now the question that arises is whether to actually make the switch or not, WhatsApp has been the primary medium and choice of almost everyone when it comes to interpersonal communication owing to its simplicity and plethora of cosmetic and functional features. Another important aspect here lies in creating awareness among people about issues such as privacy, data breach etc. Till the time when the masses are made aware of these issues, the use of highly secure and private apps like Signal will remain restricted to a small and specific section of the public.
With a lot of people considering moving to different apps for the purpose of formal and informal, personal and professional communication, it is high time that WhatsApp takes cognizance of these developments and take appropriate action(s). Though apps like Signal lack the cosmetic frills of larger and corporate-backed apps like WhatsApp, by ensuring complete privacy and security to the user.