- Sep 22, 2021
Signal, which has snatched the top spot from WhatsApp in Apple Play Store is facing technical issues. Some users took Twitter to complain about the recent downtime. After the Facebook-owned messaging app changed its privacy terms Signal saw a massive surge in new users. On top of that Tesla CEO added fuel after he asked users to use Signal. Signal app was downloaded almost 1.3 million times on Monday, according to data from Apptopia, a tracking firm.
Downloads of the end-to-end encrypted app Signal got high as users looked for alternatives to WhatsApp. Signal got 7.5 million installs within 5 days and counting.
We can guess that the huge surge in users must be the reason for the slow server response. We still cannot predict the actual reason behind the recent downtime. Here is how Twitteratti reacting:
The company in its Twitter handle mentioned that it is working to restore the service.