WhatsApp Rival Signal Reports Growing Pains as New Users Surge

Found on Bloomberg on Saturday, 09 January 2021
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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.

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

Responsible people flee WhatsApp, the rest stays.