Telegram has 500 million users. The service reports that “in the series 72 hours more than 25 million users from around the world have become members of Telegram”.
The range of 500 million was breached in the first week of January, writes Telegram founder Pavel Durov.
“People no longer want to trade their privacy for free services,” he wrote. “They no longer want to be by tech monopolies who think they can get away with anything as long as they can use it.”
After a Telegram also WhatsApp’s alternative Signal has seen the inflow of users. According to analysis agency Sensor Tower, signal was downloaded in the week after WhatsApp’s new policy was announced 8.8 million times. The number of downloads in the week was 246,0