Telegram now has 35 million users and has carried 8 billion messages in the last 30 days

Telegram now has 35 million users and has carried 8 billion messages in the last 30 days
Messaging app Telegram has been adding new members left and right ever since WhatsApp received that $19 billion bid from Facebook. The app now has 35 million members who are active monthly users. 15 million active members are using Telegram daily, and over the last 30 days, the app has received 8 billion messages.

That is a huge increase in usage for Telegram. Back in October, the app had 100,000 active daily members which is an incredible 14,900% increase in only 5 months. Besides catching some of the spotlight of the WhatsApp deal, Telegram also took advantage of the glitch that caused WhatsApp to go down last month. Telegram tweeted that it was signing up new members that day, at a rate of 100 a second! In that same tweet, the company said that with all of that activity, it was having a hard time holding on to its connections in Europe.

Telegram allows you to have group chats with up to 200 members, and you can even share up to 1GB in video. And with Secret Chats, a message uses end-to end encryption so that only the sender and the recipient can read it. No record of the message is kept on Telegram's servers and both sides can destroy the message so that there is no record that a Secret Chat was ever sent.

With no ads or subscription fees, you can see why Telegram is rapidly growing. You can find the app in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.


source: Telegram (iOS|Android) via TechCrunch

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10 Comments

1. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

All of these messaging apps are very similar? Just a couple bonus features here and there.

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

will be downloading this and give it a try

3. cogthrob

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Telegram's driving force is to bring encrypted chat to the masses. They're serious about security have have a $200,000 bounty up for anyone that can break their system. Also interesting that Telegram is open source and provides an API for developers to write their own clients. Still like the drawing functionality in Cubie better but for family and most friends, telegram is perfect.

4. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Whatsapp is well-known for its simplicity, others like Kakao, its features is too much and complicated, like games, and other things which i forgot, made it not so convenient.

5. Barracuda

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

me and the whole family have uninstalled whatsapp and started using telegram, much faster and the encryption is an added bonus, even it lets you delete any chat message that you wrote in the recipient device.

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Same thing happens in WhatsApp. You cannot delete any message from your recipient's device permanently, it's just you who see that message is deleted which is still available in recipient's phone.

8. Barracuda

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

I disagree, if you start an encrypted chat, you can delete messages on yours and the person on the other end, I have tried many times and it worked every single time, I have tried with a friend, my wife and my brother while they were sitting next to me and saw the messages I wrote disappear from their phone:-)

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Oh yeah, I tried and it really does. Great. Thanks

10. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

I didnt know Telegram had such a feature! ChatOn too actually with their recent update.

7. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

And what makes this so much better then whats on my Note 3 for texting?

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