Signal’s outage shall not affect anyone’s privacy, claims company

Recently, Whatsapp had announced its new privacy policies that received a massive backlash with its users shifting to Signal app. Due to this sudden change, the Signal app saw a spike in downloads, and on January 15, the app faced a global outage.

The signal app’s outage resulted in errors in the chats and messages not being delivered. Users were able to open the app, sent messages but nothing was actually delivered. But amid such a situation, the company has assured its users that their chats were safe. The side-effect of the outage will be fixed in the next update of Signal, added the company.

The Signal app has seen the rise of downloads ever since Whatsapp disclosed its new privacy policies. “We have been adding new servers and extra capacity at a record pace every single day this week, but today exceeded even our most optimistic projections. Millions upon millions of new users are sending a message that privacy matters and we are working hard to restore service for them as quickly as possible,” Aruna Harder, COO of Signal, stated in a message to Gadgets 360.

On January 17, Signal had also tweeted that the app is back which clearly implied that the app is fixed. Signal had thanked its millions of users for their patience, which inspired the company to expand its capacity.

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