LOK SABHA ELECTIONS 2019: INDIA DECIDES

Facebook’s outage becomes Telegram’s gain with 3 million new users

ANI
Published Mar 15, 2019, 11:09 am IST
Updated Mar 15, 2019, 11:09 am IST
The jump in new users is significant as Telegram recorded 200 million active users as of March last year.
Telegram does not run on targeted ads model.
 Telegram does not run on targeted ads model.

Facebook and its linked services witnessed a global outage over the past 24 hours. The outage period proved profitable for Telegram which reportedly signed up a whopping three million new users.

Telegram’s founder and CEO Pavel Durov took to his personal Telegram channel to make the announcement. As The Verge notes, the jump in new users is significant as Telegram recorded 200 million active users as of March last year.

 

Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, all experienced significant outages worldwide, which prompted users to switch to Telegram, known for its encrypted messaging service. Contrary to Facebook, Telegram does not run on targeted ads model and instead uses user donations for functioning.

Click on Deccan Chronicle Technology and Science for the latest news and reviews. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT