Two of the most popular encrypted messaging applications, Signal and Telegram, are experiencing service issues today. Telegram seems to be inaccessible to users in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, while Signal has been inactive for hours in Europe, USA. UU., Asia and Australia. "Some of our users in Europe and the MENA region are experiencing connection problems," says the Telegram spokesperson. "Wait, we have all our hands on the deck to come back soon."
Signal does not provide a status indicator for your service, and your official Twitter account seems to be used primarily to share product updates instead of information about interruptions. Both Signal and Telegram have gained popularity thanks to their focus on advanced security features and the ability to hold secret conversations with end-to-end encryption. While most rival messaging services now include end-to-end encryption, both Signal and Telegram were among the first to offer encryption as a feature years ago.
Some of our users in Europe and the MENA region are experiencing connection problems. Wait, we have all hands on the deck to come back soon! – Telegram Messenger (@telegram) March 5, 2018