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Telegram gains 3 mn users after Facebook outage

IANS  |  San Francisco 

Highly-encrypted mobile messaging platform on Thursday saw a surge in sign ups as and its other services like WhatsApp, and were down for hours.

Accroding to a report in TechCrunch, garnered over three million new users during Facebook's downtime.

"I see three million new users signed up for within the last 24 hours," wrote Telegram Founder on his page.

After suffering a massive outage on Wednesday, and its apps were back in action amid sporadic reports of some users still facing some issues.

"Good. We have true privacy and unlimited space for everyone," Durov added.

Telegram confirmed to that the apps' downtime is the likely cause of its latest signup spike.

Telegram has over 200 million monthly active users.



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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 22:24 IST