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"The program [Signal] is popular with journalists, human rights activists, and whistleblowers— Snowden says he uses the program every day 45 — but it hasn’t reached a mass market. In late 2019 the iPhone app store listed it as the forty- fifth most popular social media app, equaling the popularity of niche dating apps like Grindr and Kinkoo. Enter Jan Koum and Brian Acton, the founders of WhatsApp, a messaging service with over one and a half-billion users world-wide today. In 2014, Koum and Acton sold WhatsApp to Facebook for almost $20 billion but retained day- to-day control of the company." (Ethan Zuckerman, Mistrust: Why Losing Faith In Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them)

Do you have any idea what the emphasized sentence might mean?

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alibey1917Do you have any idea what the emphasized sentence might mean?

That is a special use of the verb "enter". It is taken from old-fashioned stage directions. It means "Into the scene I have just described come these two guys somewhat as if they are actors coming on stage".

SCENE V. Elsinore. A room in the castle.

Enter QUEEN GERTRUDE, HORATIO, and a Gentleman

QUEEN GERTRUDE

I will not speak with her.

( http://shakespeare.mit.edu/hamlet/hamlet.4.5.html )

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Thank you, friend, I got it.