Many interesting revelations followed the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year. One of them refers to Telegram, the encrypted messaging app, which has seen its user base catapult in a very short amount of time.
Telegram is an app created by the founders of the Russian social network VK, and it has reported over 100 million users are now on the platform. Last May, Telegram users were reported to be around 62 million, which means that in just 8 months, the platform has seen a 61% increase of its user base.
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What’s more interesting, is that according to Pavel Durov, Telegram founder and CEO, the app is currently adding 350,000 users per day. And while Facebook-owned WhatsApp has already reached 1 billion monthly active users, and its sibling Messenger has similar targets set for 2016, Telegram is doing an impressive job, despite it being relatively independent.
The announcement comes a few days after the latest update to the app with new features such as message editing, silent messages in channels, and updated sticker and emoji functionality.