In the first week of January, Telegram surpassed 500 million monthly active users. It has continued to grow with 25 million new users joining Telegram in the last 72 hours alone. These new users are from across the globe – 38% from Asia, 27% from Europe, 21% from Latin America and 8% from MENA.
In a recent blog post Telegram’s CEO and Founder Pavel Durov says, “With half a billion active users and accelerating growth, Telegram has become the largest refuge for those seeking a communication platform committed to privacy and security. We take this responsibility very seriously. We won’t let you down. Those of you who have used Telegram for the last several years know we’ve been consistent both when it comes to defending private data and to improve our apps.”