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Signal is experiencing technical difficulties, company is working to restore the service

Author at TechGenyz Apps
Signal App Screen
Image Credit: Signal app/ Google Play

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.

Signal is an encrypted app that has emerged recently as a top alternative to WhatsApp just because of Whatsapp’s new privacy policy update. Today, Signal app is facing technical difficulties globally on both smartphone and desktop versions. Users are reporting that the Singal app is giving a slow response on the mobile version and dead on the Desktop.

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.

Signal app down on phone and desktop
Image Credit: DownDetector

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.