Telegram crosses 500 million monthly active users; some 25 million joined in last 72 hours

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Instant Messaging service Telegram has crossed 500 million active monthly customers. Telegram founder Pavel Durov not too long ago confirmed the actual fact on his private Telegram channel (@Durov). “In the first week of January, Telegram surpassed 500 million monthly active users. After that it kept growing: 25 million new users joined Telegram in the last 72 hours alone,” shared Durov.

Telegram had at all times been a rising app amongst loads of rivals. Its open-source and feature-packed nature has helped the app collect various customers over time because it was launched in August 2013. The app not too long ago obtained a push with many new customers flocking to it after a brand new WhatsApp privateness coverage precipitated chaos in the tech group.

Durov additionally shared the demographics of Telegram’s not too long ago joined customers. “These new users came from across the globe – 38% from Asia, 27% from Europe, 21% from Latin America and 8% from MENA,” he added in his submit.

How will Telegram change, now that it has 500 million active customers?

Durov had talked about in a earlier submit, the app’s new monetisation plans for the longer term. The plans included bringing premium paid options for enterprise and energy customers whereas conserving all present Telegram options freed from value. The app additionally plans on bringing adverts to the platform, however just for massive teams and channels, conserving personal chats and teams ad-free.

“It will allow us to keep innovating and keep growing for decades to come. We will be able to launch countless new features and welcome billions of new users. While doing that, we will remain independent and stay true to our values, redefining how a tech company should operate,” talked about Durov in the submit, dated December 23, 2020.

The submit had hinted that Telegram would implement its monetisation plans because the app touched the 500 million customers mark. Now that it has, it stays to be seen how quickly the premium options and channel adverts come to the platform. We ought to get extra updates on the identical from Telegram quickly.

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