Messaging app Telegram gained over 70 million new users during Monday’s Facebook outage, its founder Pavel Durov said on Tuesday.
Signal, the private messaging app endorsed by Edward Snowden, saw user sign-ups soar during the extended downtime of Facebook’s network of apps and services.
Telegram recently had its one billionth download, becoming one of about a dozen apps in the world to hit the milestone. Too bad that when it comes to mobile messaging, one name still rules them all.
Facebook cannot share any contact information it collects from WhatsApp users with its other properties without first obtaining authorisation from South Africa’s Information Regulator, the agency has said..
History has shown that Facebook is able to impose new terms and conditions on users with little negative consequence. Rinse and repeat. By Alex Webb.
The number of new users installing messaging app Signal every day is on track to cross the one million mark, putting it closer to levels seen by larger rival WhatsApp.
The Signal and Telegram messaging apps are seeing a sudden increase in demand after larger rival WhatsApp’s updated terms of service raised eyebrows on social media.
Telegram has officially scrapped plans to build a digital ledger for transactions after it ran afoul of regulators.