Is Signal broken? In early 2021
Check the Signal status website for official updates
Visit the project’s official Signal Status website (status.signal.org) to see the latest details about an outage.
During Signal’s outage on January 15, 2021, the Signal Foundation kept this page up-to-date with the latest information about the issue: Millions and millions of new people downloading and using Signal are overwhelming the servers and requiring the deployment of additional hardware.
Go to Down detector for user reports
If the Signal status website doesn’t say there is a problem – or won’t load – you should check out the SIgnal page on Down detector.
This website is based on reports from actual users. If other people are having a problem, you will see how many people are reporting problems. You can also view a timeline of problem reports from the last 24 hours to get an idea of when the problem started.
In other words, even if Signal’s official website hasn’t been updated with information yet, Downdetector could be your first clue that other people are also having trouble.
Check out Signal’s social media accounts
Signal shares information about his status on Twitter. The Signal Twitter account is a great place to get updates on what’s going on. You can read the latest Signal updates on Twitter, even if you don’t have a Twitter account.
On January 15, 2021, the SIgnal Status website had even embedded tweets to share information about what was going on.
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