Signal App Became Down Globally Due to heavy traffic: Company Said
Tech786: The Signal app, which came in the headlines due to WhatsApp policy, went down worldwide. Due to which communication stopped between users. This problem is coming on both desktops with the app. However, the company also talked about fixing it quickly. According to the company, this down has happened due to heavy traffic on the app.
Signal told social media at 10 pm that a technical problem is coming to the app. We are working hard to resume service as soon as possible. Company CEO Aruna Harder said that the app is temporarily down due to high traffic. They said that we are connecting it to the new server.
Signal is experiencing technical difficulties. We are working hard to restore service as quickly as possible.
— Signal (@signalapp) January 15, 2021
Over 50 million downloaded apps
So far this app has been downloaded more than 5 crores. Signal app has been the biggest beneficiary of the WhatsApp policy controversy. WhatsApp downloads in India have reduced by 35% in 7 days. Apart from this, more than 40 lakh users came on the Signal and Telegram app. It has 24 lakh downloads of signals. The app has a total growth of 30 per cent, of which 16 per cent is held by India alone.
Who Made Signal App?
Brian Acton, 49, is nothing short of a scary dream for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The matter is of 2009, when the company did not choose the actor who went for Facebook interview. But just 5 years later, Facebook bought WhatsApp made by Acton and John Coom for 1.3 lakh crore rupees ($ 19 billion). Acton, who was once rejected as an employee on Facebook, became the owner of 27 thousand crore rupees ($ 3.8 billion) of property from this deal.
He then started the Signal Foundation in February 2018. For this he spent 50 million dollars (about 365 crores rupees). As of June 2020, Signal had a total of over 32.4 million downloads. By 2020, the app had about 20 million monthly active users.
This is how the signal app works?
Signal is an encrypted app. Through which you can send messages via the Internet, make audio / video calls. The claim of this app to focus on the privacy of the user is its USP. ‘Say hello to privacy’ is the tag line of this app. In this app also you can make group chat and group call. This is an open source app, ie, independent experts keep checking its security regularly. This app has been created by Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC.