The tweet posted by Signal, as #WhatsAppDown trended on Twitter, read, “Signal registrations are through the roof; welcome everyone! Solidarity to the folks working on the WhatsApp outage. People outside of the tech industry will never understand how weird it sounds when someone says that they are “looking forward to some weekend downtime.” Signal did not reveal any specific details on how many registrations it got during this period, or what scale of surge did it witness.
A Facebook group spokesperson has since stated that the global service outage happened due to a “technical issue”, without elucidating on the matter any further. However, the spokesperson reinstated that the issue has since been resolved, and no further downtime reports have surfaced since then. Server outage due to glitches are fairly standard, and yesterday’s incident appears to be in line with the same.