Encryption technology-enabled messaging app Telegram has recorded an increase of 2.5 crore users in three days. The Telegram Founder Pavel Durav (Russian) said on Tuesday that the use of the Telegram app has increased since the announcement of WhatsApp’s policy change.
How many Users of Telegram?
Durv told his Telegram channel that as of the first week of January, the Telegram app had more than 500 million active users. However, in the last 72 hours, 2.5 crore new users have joined the telegram.
WhatsApp’s recent changes to privacy terms have sparked controversy among netizens. There are more than 200 million WhatsApp users.
Under WhatsApp’s new terms, users must now allow Facebook, the company that owns WhatsApp, to share more information. If you do not agree to the terms, you will have to stop using WhatsApp.
“People are no longer willing to give up their privacy to get free services,” Durv said, mentioning without naming WhatsApp. WhatsApp’s new terms have drawn widespread criticism outside of Europe. WhatsApp has set a deadline of February 8 to agree to the new terms.
On the other hand, Telegram is being used as a popular messaging app in several countries. It is popular in several countries of the former Soviet Union and Iran.
Users use telegrams for personal communication, information exchange, and news. Those who are looking for a secure platform for personal communication have come to Telegram. His team has taken the responsibility of new users very seriously.
Who is the founder of Telegram?
In 2013, Pavel and Nikolai Durav, two brothers, founded Telegram. They are also the promoters of the popular Russian social media Vkontakte.
Telegrams are banned in many countries because they refuse to hand over encryption to the authorities. It is also banned in Russia. Last year, however, Russia called for the lifting of sanctions.
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