Telegram has introduced to its customers that it has surpassed the 500 million person milestone with greater than 25 million new customers signing up in three days alone.
Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov additionally based the Russian social networking website VK, which he left in 2014 after reportedly having issues with Russian authorities on preserving person information personal.
Durov wrote in his Telegram channel, “These new users came from across the globe… We’ve had surges of downloads before, throughout our 7-year history of protecting user privacy. But this time is different. People no longer want to exchange their privacy for free services.”
Telegram has been criticised for not taking down unlawful content material and its failure to forestall deep pretend porn bots from making porn with faces of its customers that blackmailers use to extort cash from them.
The issue of non-consensual ‘revenge’ porn being unfold on the social networking app has additionally but to be resolved.
The surge of recent customers shouldn’t be restricted to UAE-based Telegram as Sign has additionally indicated an enormous circulation of recent customers after Tesla CEO and world’s richest man Elon Musk endorsed it. The surge of customers is indicative of customers transferring from WhatsApp after the corporate’s current coverage replace that allowed it to share some person data with mom firm Fb.