Telegram, a messaging app, gains 70 million new users due to a large-scale Facebook / Instagram failure
Pavel Durov , the founder of Telegram , a popular secure messaging app, suffered a major service outage on Facebook and Instagram on October 5, 2021. It reveals that there were as many as 10,000 new registrants.
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On October 5, 2021, a failure occurred in the Facebook system, making it impossible to access services such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus. The causes of large-scale failures are summarized in the following articles.
Facebook, Instagram, Oculus, WhatsApp are down worldwide, what is the cause? --GIGAZINE
The following day, October 6, 2021, Durov updated his Telegram channel: 'Yesterday, Telegram experienced a record increase in user registration and activity. Telegram's daily growth rate It's an order of magnitude higher than the standard, with more than 70 million refugees from other platforms in a single day. Telegram has responded perfectly to the massive user growth, and I'm proud to handle unprecedented growth. I think, 'he said, revealing that there was a large-scale new user registration on the 5th when the Facebook system failure occurred.
He went on to say, 'However, some users living in the Americas are slower than usual, with millions of users from these continents accessing to sign up for Telegram at the same time. You may have experienced this, 'he said, citing the possibility that it was difficult to access in some areas.
In addition, Durov welcomes new users by saying, 'Welcome to Telegram, the largest independent messaging platform. We won't let you down.'
Telegram isn't the only one to get a lot of new users in the event of a Facebook system failure. Signal, a messaging app that competes with Telegram and WhatsApp, also tweeted that it 'acquired millions of new users.'
Millions of new people have joined Signal today and our messaging and calling have been up and running but some people aren't seeing all of their contacts appear on Signal. We're working hard to fix this up.— Signal (@signalapp) October 4, 2021
This isn't the first time Telegram has acquired a large number of new users due to problems with competing services. When WhatsApp experienced a massive user churn, Telegram was flooded with 25 million new users in 72 hours.
Why is there a huge user churn with the messaging app WhatsApp? --GIGAZINE