Telegram Claimed to Have Added 3 Million Users While Facebook Was Down

CEO Pavel Durov posted, ‘We have true privacy and unlimited space for everyone’

Nearly one year ago, Telegram said it had 200 million monthly users
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Facebook’s long outage this week wasn’t an inconvenience for everybody.

Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of messaging platform Telegram, said in a post on his platform that it picked up 3 million users over a 24-hour period, most of which overlapped with the downtime suffered by Facebook and its family of applications.

Durov also seemed to take a veiled shot at Facebook, saying in his post, “Good. We have true privacy and unlimited space for everyone.”

Telegram had not responded to a request for comment at the time of this post.

Nearly one year ago, Telegram said it had 200 million monthly users, making a 24-hour gain of 3 million fairly significant.

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