Encrypted messaging app Signal has seen a surge in downloads in Hong Kong following the implementation of a new national security law. Photo: Chris ChangEncrypted messaging app Signal has seen a surge in downloads in Hong Kong following the implementation of a new national security law. Photo: Chris Chang
Encrypted messaging app Signal has seen a surge in downloads in Hong Kong following the implementation of a new national security law. Photo: Chris Chang

What is Signal, and why is it suddenly popular in Hong Kong?

  • The messaging app saw a surge in downloads after a new national security law came into force
  • End-to-end encryption is a key feature of the privacy-conscious app
Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Encrypted messaging app Signal has seen a surge in downloads in Hong Kong following the implementation of a new national security law. Photo: Chris ChangEncrypted messaging app Signal has seen a surge in downloads in Hong Kong following the implementation of a new national security law. Photo: Chris Chang
Encrypted messaging app Signal has seen a surge in downloads in Hong Kong following the implementation of a new national security law. Photo: Chris Chang
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