Telegram recently announced breaking a glorious record of acquiring 500 million users per month. He communicated this message on his profile Pavel Durov. Recently, as many as 25 million new users have set up accounts.
Departure from WhatsApp
User privacy is the priority of Durova application
Telegram will remain a fully independent application and does not intend to use the privacy of its users in exchange for a free service. As Pavel Durov pointed out, the current figure represents a significant increase compared to last year, when the daily number of new users was around 1,5 million. The head of the Telegram messenger sees the reason for this sudden increase in interest in the fact that people no longer want to sell their privacy, becoming, in a way, hostages to technological monopolies. Already in 2018, Durov argued that the priority of his business is people. This is why Telegram gave up cooperation with advertisers and shareholders who would most likely expect user data to be shared.
Social media is growing in strength
Durov's assurances provoke reflection on freedom and privacy in social media. In addition, a lot of controversy has recently aroused the removal of Donald Trump's accounts via Facebook and Twitter and the censorship of the former president. It was caused, among others, by the recent riots in the Capitol. The fact that one of the most influential people in the world disappeared from the two most important platforms at once proves how powerful social media and the rules it makes are today.