Facebook/WhatsApp/Instagram outage: Signal app gets swarmed by new registrations
However, the outage also led many users to head over to a competitor instant messaging app i.e., Signal.
A tweet from the official Signal Twitter handle outlined that due to the Facebook outage, new registrations on the Signal app skyrocketed.
This is only natural as heavy WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram users needed a platform to keep up with their social media presence.
This is why the likes of Telegram are opting for selling ads and other premium services to users and businesses. More on that here.
Nevertheless, a regular user of such apps has little to do with these matters and looks forward to an uninterrupted experience.
This is why when such outages occur, users generally try to find a similar platform which satisfies their requirements.
Signal is developed by a non-profit organization i.e., Signal Technology Foundation. This further means that the messaging app practically runs on donations.
So, registration surges like this might prove to be helpful in the future given that Signal developers are able to provide users what they are looking for.
That said, we will be back with more such stories as and when new information becomes available so stay tuned.
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