Privacy apps are more popular than ever before System Hardening Android

Privacy apps Signal and Telegram gained the most in terms of market share on both the iOS and Android app stores over the first quarter of 2021 as compared to the same period last year, according to new insight from app analytics provider App Annie.

The rising interest in the privacy-centric messaging apps is not just a reflection of consumer interest in using privacy-guaranteeing apps, but can also be seen as a fallout of WhatsApp’s new privacy policy that despite being deferred has forced users to switch to other platforms.