This is a record increase in the number of registrations and user activity, according to the creator of the messenger.
Pavel Durov wrote in his channel about the work of Telegram after a failure in social networks and Facebook messengers.
“In one day we received more than 70 million refugees from other platforms,” Durov wrote. According to him, Telegram continued to work flawlessly for the vast majority of users.
The slow download speed could be felt by users in North and South America, because millions of users from continents “rushed to Telegram,” Durov added.
According to the research service “Beeline.Analytics”, the number of registrations in Telegram on October 4 increased by 143% compared to the average a day earlier.