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 Messaging App Signal is Down for Many Users

Signal on Monday had fully resolved issues after multiple users were affected by a hosting outage. Encrypted messaging app said that they are fully back up and running at 100%.According to outage tracking website Downdetector.com, reports of the affected users peaked at over 1,300 reports late Sunday.

Nearly 43% of the issues reported were with its app, while 36% was with sending messages and 21% with its server connection. The outage affected users around the globe, including the United States, Australia, and Germany. The outage map on the website showed the concentration of complaints in the United States.

Signal did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the regions affected by the outage. Signal said on Monday that the messaging app is currently down, due to a hosting outage affecting parts of our service. In January, Signal experienced technical difficulties after rival messaging app Whatsapp announced a controversial change in privacy terms. Along with another rival Telegram, the company has been the main beneficiary of online outrage around Whatsapp’s policy changes.

According to Downdetector, Robinhood (HOOD.O), Reddit, Google’s Nest and Tinder (MTCH.O) were also facing issues but it was unclear whether it was related to the same hosting outage. Signal claims that it doesn’t track the contact book or links your phone number to create your digital profile. It requires a phone number for initial registration, but users can use a virtual phone number to verify the OTP. The account is linked to a PIN that only you are aware of.

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