As a result, the messaging app faced a lot of backlash from users over privacy concerns and users switched to other end – to -end encrypted messaging applications like Telegram and Signal. Millions of people have downloaded Signal and are using the app for sending messages. Signal became the No. 1 messaging app in India, one of WhatsApp’s biggest markets, on Apple and Android phones. But, on last Friday, the app faced a Global outage and users were unable to send messages on both the mobile and desktop applications.
Later, the company posted on Twitter that it was experiencing technical difficulties and it has been working hard to restore service as quickly as possible. It also stated that it has been adding new servers and extra capacity so that the users can use the app smoothly. Till the time the issue gets resolved, the company has requested users to be patient and has apologized for the inconvenience.