Against the background of the day before yesterday a global failure in the work of Facebook services, as a result of which the social network of the same name, the Instagram platform and the WhatsApp messenger did not work for several hours, the Telegram user audience grew by 70 million people according to the founder of the messenger Pavel Durov.
Telegram got 70 million new users due to the Facebook outage
“Yesterday Telegram experienced a record increase in user registration and activity”. “The daily growth rate of Telegram exceeded the norm by an order of magnitude, and we welcomed over 70 million refugees from other platforms in one day. I am proud of how our team handled the unprecedented growth because Telegram continued to work flawlessly for the vast majority of our users. That said, some users in the Americas may have experienced slower speed than usual as millions of users from these continents rushed to sign up for Telegram at the same time”.
The founder of the messenger noted that he is proud of how the Telegram team has managed to cope with the unprecedented growth of the user audience. The platform continued to operate normally “for the vast majority of users”. According to available data, some users from North and South America may have encountered a low speed of the messenger, which is due to the fact that “millions of people from these continents rushed to register in Telegram”.
Recall that on the evening of October 4, the WhatsApp messenger; as well as the social networks Facebook and Instagram, experienced a global failure; due to which the mentioned services did not function for six hours. The head of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, apologized to users for the inconvenience, and the engineers of the IT giant explained the failure by incorrect configuration changes of the backbone routers.