WhatsApp Rival Signal Reports Growing Pains as New Users Surge

Signal, an encrypted messaging app that competes with other services including Facebook’s WhatsApp, said Thursday that verification codes used to create new accounts were delayed because of a flood of new users.

“We are working with carriers to resolve this as quickly as possible,” the non-profit foundation said in a tweet. “Hang in there.”

The surge came just hours after Elon Musk endorsed the service and amid reported changes to WhatsApp’s terms of service.

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