Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Telegram on Wednesday said it had added 25 million new users in the last 72 hours alone. The new users came from across the world. Asia contributed the most with 38% addition. About 27% of users came from Europe, while 21% came from Latin America. 8% of new users came from MENA.
Telegram, just like Signal, is registering a surge in downloads after WhatsApp introduced a new policy that raised concerns among privacy-conscious users. Users are flocking to alternative platforms that are deemed more secure and private. The likes of Elon Musk have also encouraged the migration from Facebook-owned WhatsApp.