Messaging platform, Telegram claimed that it has received three million new users in the last 24 hours, during a period when Facebook, FB Messenger, and Instagram were down worldwide.
Telegram’s founder and CEO Pavel Durov made an announcement about the new users on his personal channel stating, “I see 3 million new users signed up for Telegram within the last 24 hours.”
Last year in March 2018, Telegram boasted 200M monthly active users, and this sudden increase in user number is a big thing for the platform.
Similar to WhatsApp, Telegram is a free encrypted messaging service that presently runs on user donations and strongly emphasizes on protecting its user’s privacy.
Checkout what Pavel Durov shared on his Telegram’s personal channel: