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Telegram Gains 70M Users in One Day after Facebook Outage

Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram outage on Monday led to the increase of user base for rival company telegram. Telegram, which also offers an instant messaging service, said on Tuesday that it gained more than 70 million new users.

Pavel Durov, Telegram founder said that the daily growth rate of Telegram exceeded the norm by an order of magnitude, and we welcomed over 70 million refugees from other platforms in one day. Users were unable to access the messaging services of Facebook for six hours. Mark Zuckerberg’s blamed its outage, which impacted 3.5 billion users, on a faulty configuration change.

The company added that it had no evidence that user data was compromised as a result of this downtime.Facebook Vice President Infrastructure Santosh Janardhan said that they apologize to all those affected, and they are working to understand more about what happened today so we can continue to make our infrastructure more resilient.Telegram tweeted that users of its messenger in some regions, amid large-scale outages on Facebook, may experience problems loading chats and receiving notifications, but the service will work for the majority of the users.

Downdetector, a site that monitors reports of outages across the internet, said the Facebook service outage is the largest it has ever seen. The US led the world in the number of reports for disrupted service of more than 1.7 million, followed by Germany at 1.3 million reports and the Netherlands at 9,15,000 reports.

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