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Telegram crosses 500 million month-to-month energetic customers; some 25 million joined in final 72 hours

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Instant Messaging service Telegram has crossed 500 million energetic month-to-month 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 all the time been a rising app amongst loads of rivals. Its open-source and feature-packed nature has helped the app collect various customers through the years because it was launched in August 2013. The app not too long ago acquired a push with many new customers flocking to it after a brand new WhatsApp privateness coverage triggered chaos within the tech neighborhood.
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 put up.

How will Telegram change, now that it has 500 million energetic customers?
Durov had talked about in a earlier put up, the app’s new monetisation plans for the longer term. The plans included bringing premium paid options for enterprise and energy customers whereas maintaining all current Telegram options freed from price. The app additionally plans on bringing advertisements to the platform, however just for giant teams and channels, maintaining 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 within the put up, dated December 23, 2020.
The put up had hinted that Telegram would implement its monetisation plans because the app touched the five hundred million customers mark. Now that it has, it stays to be seen how quickly the premium options and channel advertisements come to the platform. We ought to get extra updates on the identical from Telegram quickly.