Durov said that 70 million new users came to Telegram in the evening against the backdrop of a global outage in Facebook

Against the background of the day before yesterday a global failure in the work of Facebook’s 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. About it writes Forbes edition with reference to the words of the founder of the messenger Pavel Durov.

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“Yesterday, Telegram saw a record growth in registration and user activity. The daily growth rate of Telegram exceeded the norm by an order of magnitude, and in one day we accepted more than 70 million refugees from other platforms “, – quotes the source of the words of Mr. Durov, who also called on existing users of the service to help “Settle down” beginners. “We will not let you down when others do.”, – added Durov.

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 work normally “For the vast majority of users”… According to available data, some users from North and South America may experience 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.

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