Facebook outage leads to massive user exodus to Telegram, Signal

My notifications on Signal and Telegram went mad during the FB downtime, though none of the newbies actually sent me a message so maybe I’m just Johnny-no-mates on all the social media platforms…:

[…] Pavel Durov, Telegram’s CEO and founder, also added that more than 70 million users joined in a single day, following Facebook’s downtime.

He also added that this massive deluge of millions of new users led to performance issues as they were all trying to sign up on the messaging platform simultaneously.

“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,” Durov said.

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