(Reuters) – Sign stated on Saturday it had restored its providers a day after the appliance confronted technical difficulties because it handled a flood of latest customers after rival messaging app WhatsApp introduced a controversial change in privateness phrases.
Sign has seen an increase in downloads following a change in WhatsApp’s privateness phrases, which required WhatsApp customers to share their information with each Fb Inc and Instagram.
Sign customers would possibly see errors in some chats as a aspect impact to the outage, however can be resolved within the subsequent replace of the app, the corporate stated https://bit.ly/3im0aQ1 in a tweet.
The error doesn’t have an effect on the safety of the chat, the corporate added.
The non-profit Sign Basis primarily based in Silicon Valley, which at the moment oversees the app, was launched in February 2018 with Brian Acton, who co-founded WhatsApp earlier than promoting it to Fb, offering preliminary funding of $50 million.
(Reporting by Radhika Anilkumar in Bengaluru; Modifying by William Mallard)
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