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Signal "experiencing difficulties"

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The messaging app Signal is reporting "difficulties" and a period of outage, as of almost exactly 1135 EST / 1635 UTC. This appears to be ongoing as of one hour later. Atlantic will keep you posted on any developments.
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Re: Signal "experiencing difficulties"

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Tech news reports are that Signal's outage is partially resolved and in the process of being fixed completely.

The issue is explosive growth of their user base. Signal's customer base has grown five times larger in the last week, according to Android News, and that may not reflect the full gain in numbers. The factors driving this growth are a change in Whatsapp's TOS which has alienated their customers, and a number of world events which have caused users to seek apps with enhanced privacy, such as the Presidential election in Uganda and an incident of civil insurrection at the Capitol Building in the United States.

Atlantic will continue to monitor the situation.
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Re: Signal "experiencing difficulties"

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Some tips on how to monitor Signal's progress in recovery from the earlier reported outage: https://www.howtogeek.com/709687/how-to ... l-is-down/
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Re: Signal "experiencing difficulties"

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Outages at Signal are greatly reduced, according to DownDetector - but this may begin again tomorrow during the day. The company is working to bring additional capacity online, as alluded to in the last update. Their last update was seven hours ago.
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