At 5:26 a.m. on Saturday, Signal tweeted that the app had been ranked first in the list of top free apps on the Apple App Store in India, Austria, France, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong and Switzerland.
Look at what you’ve done. 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/0YuqyZXtgP
— Signal (@signalapp) January 8, 2021
The increase in the new sign-up for the signal was obviously so large that users on some networks were delaying to get verification codes. Musk tweeted on Thursday, advising people to use the Signal app. With this small advice from the richest man in the world, the signal took a barrage of new sign-ups and overloaded servers.
The WhatsApp opponent confirmed it on Twitter. The developer wrote that there is a delay in sending verification codes to network providers due to a sudden surge in sign-up.
In addition to Musk, Edward Snowden also recommended the signal. One user asked why they should trust the signal. In response to which he wrote “Here’s a reason: I use it every day and I’m not dead yet.”
Signal is an open-source messaging app, focused on privacy and used by many large institutions, including journalists, security experts worldwide.