Encrypted messaging app Signal is surging in popularity — and it just added new tools meant to help protesters stay anonymous

published 04.06.2020 17:33

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Encrypted messaging app Signal rolled out new features Wednesday meant to help protect the anonymity of people organizing and participating in protests across the country.

Signal has surged in popularity in the past week, becoming the eighth most downloaded social networking app among US iPhone users on Tuesday.

People are downloading encrypted messaging app Signal at an unprecedented rate, and the app is rolling out new features this week meant for people participating in protests across the US.

The app has steadily surged in popularity over the past week and became the eighth most downloaded social networking app among US iPhone users on Tuesday, according to analytics firm App Annie.

Signal was also the tenth most downloaded social networking app among US Android users Tuesday.