A few days ago, we witnessed the biggest shutdown of Facebook. WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and even the company's intranet are down due to configuration in core routers, and a lot of people who rely on these software are looking for alternatives in Telegram and Signal.
Telegram registered more than 70 million new users on Monday, October 4, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov said, a record for an encrypted messaging app. In addition to Telegram, some Facebook messaging app users have also switched to Signal, which reported that "millions" of new users joined the platform on the same day. "We've received over 70 million refugees from other platforms in a single day. I'm proud of the way our team has been able to achieve unprecedented growth because Telegram has continued to function flawlessly for most of our users," said Telegram's CEO. "I want to say this to new users - welcome to Telegram, the largest standalone messaging platform. When others do, we won't beat you." Durov added that users in the Americas may have experienced "slower-than-normal speeds" due to the large number of concurrent users entering the platform. Signal users encountered similar issues because some were unable to see all of their contacts in the app.
The last time Telegram shared its numbers, the app had 500 million active accounts and was downloaded more than once. With 70 million new users, both numbers should increase proportionally.
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Due to Facebook shutdown, Telegram collected 70 million new users in one day