Messaging platform Signal faces outage

Reports by affected users peaked at 1,308 late Sunday

  
Signal app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021.

Signal app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021.

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Encrypted instant messaging platform Signal said early Monday it was down for some users due to a hosting outage that was affecting parts of its services.

Reports by affected users peaked at 1,308 late Sunday, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com.

Downdetector said most reported problems experienced by users were with sending messages, server connection and with the app itself in the United States.

Currently, the number of user reports stand at 337, according to the outage tracking website.

(Reporting by Aakriti Bhalla and Sneha Bhowmik in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips and Rashmi Aich) ((Aakriti.Bhalla@thomsonreuters.com;))


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