Please tell Signal on Saturday at 5:26 am Tweet The app has been ranked first in the list of top free apps on the Apple App Store in India, Austria, France, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong and Switzerland.
The increase in new sign-ups for signals was apparently so large that users on some networks were getting delayed in getting verification codes. Musk had written ‘Use Signal’ on Thursday, suggesting people to use the Signal app. This small advice from the world’s richest man led to a spate of new sign-ups on the signal and servers were overloaded.
Verification codes are currently delayed across several providers because so many new people are trying to join Signal right now (we can barely register our excitement). We are working with carriers to resolve this as quickly as possible. Hang in there.
– Signal (@signalapp) January 7, 2021
The WhatsApp rival himself confirmed this on Twitter. The developer wrote that there is a delay in sending verification codes to network providers due to the sudden surge in sign-ups.
In addition to Musk, Edward Snowden also recommended Signal. A user asked why they should trust the signal. In response to which he wrote “Here’s a reason: I use it every day and I’m not dead yet.”
Signal is an open-source messaging app, which focuses on privacy and is used by many large institutions worldwide, including journalists, security experts.