The Signal app, which attracted people amid an ongoing controversy over WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, is now facing criticism and is due to the app’s downing. On Friday, users worldwide complained about the problem of using the app, saying both mobile and desktop applications are not working. Because of that, they can’t send messages. After persistent complaints from users, the company has assured to address the problem at the earliest.

The reason explained by the company

The company tweeted about the problems being faced in the Signal app and assured them to address the problem as soon as possible. The company said that it is facing some technical constraints that are being tried to overcome and the Signal will start working as soon as possible. Signal has been downloaded in large numbers in the last few days. The app has become popular among the people since WhatsApp announced the new privacy policy.

So Many Downloads In India So Far

In India, nearly 3 million users have downloaded it so far and this figure is expected to grow in the coming days. WhatsApp has announced that it has discontinued the privacy policy update at the moment. The company says confusion is being spread about its privacy policy. So, the update is currently being paused so that users can get more time to know and review the policy.

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No account will be deleted

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has said that we are reversing the date of privacy policy updates. No one’s account will be suspended or deleted on February 8. We are working to make people aware of the misinformation being spread about WhatsApp. The company says that we are committed to protecting the privacy of our users and will not be compromised.

Earlier, Whatsapp had announced the introduction of a new privacy policy from February 8, after which the company’s protest had begun. The protest directly benefited many messaging apps, such as Telegram and Signal. In this week’s download, the signal was ranked number one in India. India is the largest growth market for both Signal and Telegram. Although the Signal app has been in the market since 2014, it has now been recognized thanks to the controversy over Whatsapp.