Because of the Facebook outage, Telegram gained 3 million new users

Yes, 200 is a lot, but not compared to the numbers of of WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. So why did pick up so many in the last 24 hours? Though Durov didn’t explicitly state it, it’s easy to infer that his mention of “the last 24 hours” was a reference to all the trouble Facebook has had during that time period. Within the last day, Facebook has been plagued by outages of its most popular services, including Telegram competitors Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

And now we know that apparently 3 million people were so annoyed at those outages that they were willing to to a new during Facebook’s downtime.

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