Signal, the encrypted messaging app, is currently down for many users (Update: it’s back) – TechCrunch

Update 2: Signal is now a backup for “99% of users,” according to its Twitter account.

To update: in a cheep, Signal said the outage is due to a hosting outage.

Sign it is inactive for many users at the moment. its status website says the encrypted messaging app is “experiencing technical difficulties” and many people are getting an error message in the app that says the same thing. The company says it is “working hard to restore service as quickly as possible.” TechCrunch has contacted Signal for comment.

Signal application error message

Signal application error message

According to, users started reporting outages around 11:05 PM Eastern Standard Time tonight, and it appears to be affecting people all over the world.

In January, Signal experienced an increase in downloads in the App Store and Google Play after WhatsApp changed your data sharing policy.

Over the past few months, Signal has continued to develop its feature set, adding a default timer for disappearing messages that automatically applies the settings to all new conversations.

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