According to Telegram founder Pavel Durov, no less than 70 million people joined the service in just a single day.
While Durov doesn’t specifically mention WhatsApp, it’s pretty clear most users come from the Facebook-owned platform, especially given the many hours of outage experienced this week.
“The daily growth rate of Telegram exceeded the norm by an order of magnitude, and we welcomed over 70 million refugees from other platforms in one day. I am proud of how our team handled the unprecedented growth because Telegram continued to work flawlessly for the vast majority of our users. That said, some users in the Americas may have experienced slower speed than usual as millions of users from these continents rushed … (read more)
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