Facebook was down and Telegram had a ball – 3 million users joining the platform

Telegram gained an amazing three million new users when Facebook was down for 10 hours in most part of the world. All Facebook-owned companies, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp experienced significant outage worldwide.

This announcement was made by Telegram’s founder and CEO Pavel Durov on his personal Telegram channel.

Telegram is an end-to-end encrypted messaging system similar to WhatsApp that runs on users donations rather than targeted ads model used by its rival, Facebook

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The recent Facebook downtime has caused a spur among pandits, wondering when Mark Zuckerberg will put a post explaining the exact reason for the massive worldwide outage.