I read this post on Lobste.rs this morning and thought it was quite interesting. Personally, I’ve been trying to move people to Signal where possible. The problem with that is the issue where people won’t move because “no-one is using that platform”. Because of this, I’ve had limited success. Although, my wife and close friends are now using Signal, so that’s a win.
It’s a chicken and egg scenario. The more of us that use these newer, better, more private tools, the more likely it is that a snowball effect will occur and services like WhatsApp will become less popular.