Pavel Durov, Telegram Founder and CEO on Tuesday said that the instant messaging application has gained over 70 million new users in just one day. The entire Facebook-family including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger was down on Monday for nearly 6 hours, and this helped its rival in gaining such a massive number of new users.
Durov in a post on his Telegram channel mentioned, “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”.
“Some users in the Americas may have experienced slower speed than usual as millions of users from these continents rushed to sign up for Telegram at the same time.”, he added.
Through a post, Facebook explained that some bad configuration changes on the Facebook’s routers caused such a massive outage to the entire Facebook-family. The issues have been completely fixed and all the service are now up and running as earlier.