What happened in last 3 days that helped telegram messenger in crossing 500 million active users mark and 25 million active users in Last 72 alone know here.
WhatsApp messenger owned by Facebook Inc made some changes in thier privacy policies last week and updated some new terms and conditions.
Due to these policy updates, user’s started. Boycotting whatsapp messenger and in some regions #bycottwhatsapp was trending on twitter.
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A larger portion of whatsapp users come from asian countries.
One more thing to know that in asian countries telegram messenger is very popular and in direct competition with whatsapp becouse of its features and userbase.
Nowdays,with so much competition daily a new instant messaging service is coming in social media platforms.
Signal messenger is gaining some serious users with the help of elon musk recent tweet suggesting users to switch to signal.
Use Signal— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021
New features on Telegram messenger
There are new updates continue rolling on Telegram messenger with new features on regular basis some of the latest features in recent updates are.
With Voice Chats, every group on Telegram gets a synchronous dimension that runs in parallel with its text-based stream.
They are best on Android with overlays which are visible on top of other apps, but also look great on iOS with the sticky push-to-talk button and interactive animated waves.
On Desktop, you can assign any shortcut to speak in Voice Chats while using other apps.
Check out the demos in the blog and make sure to update Telegram to the latest version:
At long last, we’ve found a use for your Caps Lock key.
More Animated Emoji
No update is complete without even more animated emoji. As usual, simply send a message with a single emoji to get one of these 👇 in a chat
Feature Suggestion Platform
Many Telegram features started out as user suggestions. To help identify potential new features and locate bugs within the app, we’re launching a public Bug and Suggestion Platform.
We’ll be rolling out the ability to suggest new features and report bugs gradually to make sure each submission gets the attention it deserves. All Telegram users are already welcome to view existing entries and vote on them.
In the first week of January, Telegram surpassed 500 million monthly active users.
After that it kept growing: 25 million new users joined Telegram in the last 72 hours alone. These new users came from across the globe – 38% from Asia, 27% from Europe, 21% from Latin America and 8% from MENA.
This is a significant increase compared to last year, when 1.5M new users signed up every day.
We’ve had surges of downloads before, throughout our 7-year history of protecting user privacy. But this time is different.
People no longer want to exchange their privacy for free services.
They no longer want to be held hostage by tech monopolies that seem to think they can get away with anything as long as their apps have a critical mass of users.
With half a billion active users and accelerating growth, Telegram has become the largest refuge for those seeking a communication platform committed to privacy and security.