Spike in Telegram followers after Facebook suffered outage
Facebook, Facebook Messanger, Instagram and WhatsApp experienced significant outages worldwide.
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. The jump in new user is significant as telegram recorded 200 million active users as of march last year.
Facebook, Facebook Messanger, Instagram and WhatsApp experienced significant outages worldwide, which promoted users to switch to Telegram, known for its encrypted messaging services. Contrary to Facebook, Telegram does not run on targeted ads model and instead uses user donations for functioning.