Telegram said on Wednesday that two and a half million new users have been added to the messaging app in the last 72 hours. The company has created these new users worldwide. But 38 percent of the users are from Asia. At the same time 27 percent users come from Europe, 21 percent from Latin America and 8 percent from MENA. Herewith Telegram Has crossed 500 million active users.
According to the report by Sensor Tower, Signal and Telegram’s downloads in India increased to 40 lakhs after the change in WhatsApp’s policy. Signal won the top spot in this race with around 2.3 million new downloads between January 6 and January 10. At the same time, Telegram garnered 1.5 million new downloads in this period.
Seeing the increasing number of new users, Pavel Durov of Telegram said that people no longer want to get free services in lieu of their privacy. He said that this increase is very significant as compared to last year, while 1.5 million users are signing up every day. We have also seen an increase in the number of downloads protecting user privacy during the first 7 years. Powell further stated that with 500 million active users and steady growth, Telegram has become the largest communication platform showing commitment to privacy and security. We are very serious about this responsibility and we will not disappoint you.