Who’s Brian Acton, WhatsApp Co-founder who also funded WhatsApp rival Signal?

Team Udayavani, Jan 11, 2021, 12:00 PM IST

After Whatsapp said its tweaking its privacy policy, signal messenger saw 38% surge in downloads. Both Signal and whatsapp does have a common link, their creator Brian Acton. He left Whatsapp after  rift with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

WhatsApp Co-founder Brian Acton, who became a part of Facebook after Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014, left Facebook in 2017 after rift with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over monetising WhatsApp.

In February 2018, he launched the non-profit Signal Foundation and helped Signal messaging app with $50 million funding.

In March 2018, Acton had tweeted, “It is time #deletefacebook.”

He created Signal Messenger Llc with Moxie Marlinspike of Open Whisper Systems in January 2018.It is entirely funded by grants and donation.

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