Why won’t the Signal Messaging app send messages ?
One of the most important parts of our lives today is messaging. We send thousands of messages every day to our family, friends, and even colleagues. These messages can be simple greetings or even contain confidential data or media. Recently, the digital world was plagued with security issues, with news coming in that many popular social media platforms had resorted to some shady activity and as a result, the seemingly private information of users was no longer safe. To counter this breach of data, the concept of end to end encryption was introduced.
However, even with these security protocols, there are some apps that do not adhere to these norms and sell user data anyways. If you are tired of this ambiguity, you should go for the Signal messaging app.
While the Signal Messaging app is quite stable and is not prone to a lot of crashes, there are cases where the messages just won’t get sent through the app.
The most common reason for the messages to not get sent is internet connectivity. The Signal Messaging app relies on a stable internet connection to be able to send encrypted messages to your other Signal contacts. However, if your internet is facing issues or you have some third party VPNs or Firewall restricting the internet access, the Signal Messaging app will not send the message from your end.
The best way to fix this issue is to reset your internet connection, disable VPNs or Firewalls and then restart the app. Once the internet connectivity is restored, your pending messages and new messages will be sent.
The other reason that your Signal Messages won’t get sent is if the recipient is offline. In such cases, you will see a single tick next to your message. This means that the message has been sent from your end but the recipient is unable to receive it due to internet connectivity on their end. Here, the two solutions are
You can wait for the contact to come back online and read your message.
You can send an insecure SMS from the Signal app.
If you want to send an unsecured message to the contact, just Long press the Send button to switch to the SMS mode.