The golden age of Facebook has come to an end, at least that of the main social network of Mark Zuckerberg. More and more users are downloading their profile after the privacy scandals and sale of user data to third platforms. At the moment WhatsApp and Instagram still have the confidence of the public, although it may not for a long time.
Yesterday, March 13, 2019, Facebook suffered the most important fall in its history. Although they tried to camouflage it as maintenance tasks, the truth is that it could be more serious, something like a DDoS attack to knock down the service. Not only did it affect Facebook itself, but Instagram and WhatsApp were also affected by operational problems.
With two of the most popular social networks and instant messaging services in the world, impatient users had to look for an alternative. How could it be otherwise the refuge was found on Telegram.
Telegram gets 3 million new users due to the fall of WhatsApp
Telegram Messenger is somewhat more recent than WhatsApp, only a few years, but that has not been a problem to be a great alternative to the service of Mark Zuckerberg. Released its first version in 2013, Telegram has much more interesting functions than WhatsApp, enough to have a base of 200 million active monthly users, as 9to5Mac says.
The fall of WhatsApp has been a new push for this app of Russian origin, that no matter how hard it tries, it has never been able to snatch the throne. One of its creators, Pavel Durov, has shared this achievement through his channel on Telegram accompanied by a clear message.
I SEE 3 NEW MILLION REGISTERED USERS IN TELEGRAM IN THE LAST 24 HOURS. ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE REAL PRIVACY AND UNLIMITED STORAGE FOR EVERYONE.
Telegram allows you to share files of up to 1.5 GB of any type, making it a perfect means to back up or transfer videos, photographs, and documents to other users.
Now that the normal operation of WhatsApp has been restored, we will have to see how many of those three million new users will continue using Telegram.