Pavel Durov, the founder of Telegram, one of the popular instant messaging applications, stated that they have witnessed an intense increase in Telegram users for the last 3 days and said, “Unlike other popular applications, Telegram has no shareholders or advertisers to account for. we did not share a single byte of it with third parties. ” used the expressions.
Durov said in a statement on Telegram that the number of Telegram users in the first week of this year exceeded 500 million.
25 million new users joined in 3 days
Pointing out that the number of Telegram users continues to increase, Durov said, “25 million users have joined Telegram in just the last 72 hours. 8 came from the Middle East and Africa region, a significant increase compared to last year, when 1.5 million new users were registered each day. ” used the expressions.
Stating that people no longer want to hand over their privacy in exchange for free services, Durov said, “People do not want to be held hostage by technology monopolies who think they can get away with everything as long as their applications have a significant number of users. We take this responsibility very seriously. We will not disappoint you. ” found the assessment.
“We do not make agreements with government agencies”
Arguing that its users are the top priority for Telegram, Durov said: “Unlike other popular apps, Telegram has no shareholders or advertisers to account for. We do not deal with marketers, data miners or government agencies. Since the day we launched in August 2013, our users We did not share a single byte of their data with third parties. We work this way. Because we don’t see Telegram as an organization or an application. Telegram for us is an idea, the idea that everyone on this planet has the right to be free. “
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