Encrypted Messaging App Telegram Hits 100m Month-to-month Lively Customers, 350k New Customers Every Day
That didn’t take lengthy. Telegram launched simply two and a half years in the past and is immediately saying at Cellular World Congress 2016 it has one hundred,000,000 month-to-month lively customers.
Shortly after launching, the messaging app claimed it had one hundred,000 customers speaking on its encrypted platform after which in December 2014 there was 50 million lively customers, who have been producing 1 billion messages day by day.
Now, in February 2016, Telegram says it has one hundred,000,000 month-to-month lively customers, 350,000 new customers every day and there are 15 billion messages generated day by day — throughout a safe and encrypted system.
Brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov, who launched VK (initially referred to as VKontakte) in 2006, started engaged on Telegram in early 2012 as a analysis undertaking as a result of they needed to create one thing that was “actually safe and enjoyable on the similar time.” Telegram launched simply shortly after Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA and PRISM.
However the progress of Telegram has got here with a truthful quantity of scrutiny because the app has been accused of facilitating and hiding terrorist communication.
“Privateness, finally, is extra essential than our worry of dangerous issues occurring, like terrorism,” Pavel Durov informed TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher at TechCrunch Disrupt NY.
Unsurprisingly, throughout his MWC 2016 keynote, Durov threw his help behind Tim Prepare dinner.