[Update: Back online] It’s not just you, Signal is down for many users around the world

[Update: Back online] It’s not just you, Signal is down for many users around the world

Update (09/27/2021 @ 04:53 ET): Signal has managed to address the issue. Scroll to the bottom for more information. The article as published on September 27, 2021, is preserved below.

Signal, the cross-platform encrypted instant messaging app that shot to popularity after WhatsApp’s controversial privacy policy change, is down for many users around the world. When you try to send a message on the app, it brings up an error stating that the service is experiencing technical difficulties.

If you try to use the app right now, you’ll be greeted with the following error message:

Signal is experiencing technical difficulties. We are working hard to restore service as quickly as possible.

Similarly, Signal’s status check website also shows the same error message.

Signal showing error

Downdetector is also showing a significant uptick in outage reports in the past few hours. As per the service, users have been reporting outages since 11:05 PM Eastern Time.

Signal confirmed that its service is down because of a hosting outage and that it’s working on bringing it back up. In a recent tweet, the messenger said:

The service was down at the time of publishing. We’ll update this post as soon as we have more details.


Update: Signal has managed to address the issue

In a recent tweet, Signal has confirmed that it has addressed the hosting outage, and its services are functioning normally again.

You should now be able to send messages on the app as usual. If you still face any difficulties, you can try restarting the app.

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