In the first week of January, Telegram’s audience exceeded 500 million monthly active users. Over the past three days, 25 million people have joined the messenger. About it told the founder of the social network Pavel Durov in his Telegram channel.
The monthly number of active Telegram users has exceeded 500 million
New users joined from all over the world – 38% from Asia, 27% from Europe, 21% from Latin America and 8% from the Middle East and North Africa.
Durov also noted that the growth in the number of users has significantly accelerated compared to last year. Then every day about 1.5 million people were registered. So, in April 2020, Telegram reported about 400 million monthly active users.
“People no longer want to trade their privacy for free services. Telegram … has become the largest haven for those looking for a privacy and security-focused communications platform, ”writes Durov.
As a reminder, from February, for everyone who installed WhatsApp, except for residents of the EU and the UK, new regulations confidentiality. According to them, user data will be transmitted to Facebook, in particular phone numbers, transactions and IP addresses.
At the same time, the head of WhatsApp, Will Cathcart, assured that after the update of the policy of use, neither WhatsApp nor Facebook will be able to read private chats and listen to calls.
At the end of 2020, Pavel Durov announced paid features in Telegram, which will be launched in 2021. For the channels of the messenger, its own advertising platform will be created.
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