Messaging app Signal faced a huge global technical shut down on January 15. The cross-platform app was downloaded by millions of new users recently. Users across the world reported that they were unable to send the message via Signal on both the mobile phone and desktops.
On Friday, Signal tweeted saying “We have been adding new servers and extra capacity at a record pace every single day this week nonstop, but today exceeded even our most optimistic projections. Millions upon millions of new users are sending a message that privacy matters. We appreciate your patience.”
The company further added “We are making progress towards getting the service back online. Privacy is our top priority, but adding capacity is a close second right now”
Meanwhile, WhatsApp came forward and said it has decided to postpone a privacy update, the company is taking this step due to “misinformation causing concern” among the people
The company said “We’re now moving back the date on which people will be asked to review and accept the terms. No one will have their account suspended or deleted on February 8. We’re also going to do a lot more to clear up the misinformation around how privacy and security work on WhatsApp. We’ll then go to people gradually to review the policy at their own pace before new business options are available on May 15,”