Telegram founder reveals over 70 million new users joined during Facebook outage

During the outage of Mark Zuckerberg-owned social media platforms WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram, Telegram hit a new spike of 70-million users. This 6-hour outage showed how much people from all around the world were dependent on these social media platforms and how immediately they switched to Telegram, the messaging app started by the Russian brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov in 2013. They are also the creators of VK, the largest social media platform.

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During the outage, which lasted for 6 hours, around 3.5 billion users of these apps rushed towards the social media apps like Twitter and messaging app Telegram to reconnect with their loved ones and fans. Twitter also witnessed a record number of new users during this outage. Facebook Inc. blamed this outage as a faulty configuration change in its blog on Monday. However, they didn’t specify any reason behind this, and for what purpose did this happen or whoever was behind it. People showed anger at this outage and even the Congress members of the United States of America were angry about this.

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Earlier this week, some Facebook employees who did not want to be identified, told Reuters that they suspected the outage was caused by an internal error in how internet traffic is routed to the company’s computers. Employees are claiming the failures of internal communication tools and other resources that rely on the same network caused the problem. According to security experts, an unintentional error or insider sabotage are both possibilities. However, Facebook stuck to their prior statement claiming the outage was due to a faulty configuration change. Facebook is already under fire due to its policy on hate and misinformation. This outage caused Facebook to lose its shares by 4.9 percent which is its biggest loss since last November.

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Telegram’s founder showed immense love for the new coming users and wrote on the official Telegram channel that the platform was getting growth day by day, and people were showing trust and reliability in terms of security, which is its main concern as well. He welcomed the 70-million new users which come due to the Facebook outage.

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The reason why you would use Telegram is that it offers data security and encrypted messaging options. Also, it has unlimited cloud storage as well. You don’t have to worry about your device storage. You can log in and log out from any number without losing any data. You can reset and backup your data as well. Besides this, Telegram offers several good features, and their users are loving it for this.

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Commenting on this sudden rush of users to Telegram, Durov indicated that it could encounter slower speeds in some parts of the United States of America because of this spike, but all was well in the rest of the world. European Union antitrust chief thought that challenging the monopoly of these big tech giants would be a great idea. He wanted other mediums to be more competitive in the tech market. The total reliance on such companies must decrease and healthy competition between big tech giants is good for the user experience as well.

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This write-up has been contributed by Farid Khan. He is a sports journalist, who’s currently Head of Digital Media at Cricwick & Cricingif. He is a former Social Media Manager for Peshawar Zalmi. He has covered HBL PSL, Lanka Premier League, and T10 League among other franchise comps. He can be reached at @NotFareed on Twitter.

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