Telegram’s founder and CEO Pavel Durov has reported that the messaging platform has got 25 million new users as an aftermath of WhatsApp’s policy updates. With over 500 million users, Telegram is one of the few most sought-after WhatsApp alternatives. Earlier even Signal reported a sudden spurt in the new signups that disrupted its services for some time.

According to the post on Durov’s channel on Telegram, out of the 25 million new users, a majority (38%) of new users are from Asia, followed by 27% from Europe, 21% from Latin America and 8% from MENA. And while he accepts that the platform has experienced surges in the past as well, however, due to the increased focus on data privacy, “this time it is different.”



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