While Facebook’s family of apps was crippled by historic worldwide outages, a competitor gained a massive influx in users.
Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of encrypted messaging service Telegram, confirmed early Thursday that the platform had registered 3 million new users during the time that Facebook’s apps were down.
Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp suffered from outages that remained unresolved for most of Wednesday, with the incident believed to be the longest disruption in service ever recorded for the social media giant.
Pavel Durov, CEO of encrypted messaging service Telegram, said early Thursday that the platform had registered 3 million new users during the time that Facebook’s apps were down
‘I see 3 million new users signed up for Telegram within the last 24 hours,’ Durov wrote on his personal Telegram channel.
‘Good. We have true privacy and unlimited space for everyone.’