Telegram surpassed 500 million active users. 25 million new users joined in the last 72 hours: 38% came from Asia, 27% from Europe, 21% from Latin America and 8% from MENA. https://t.co/1LptHZb9PQ
— Telegram Messenger (@telegram) January 12, 2021
Durov in a recent blogpost said that the number of download is 1.5 million as compared to last year and also said that they had surges of download before. Telegram hasn’t experience this in 7 years history but this time is difficult as a number of user migrate towards telegram.
WhatsApp clarification statement
But WhatsApp have announced a statement as a clarification of new privacy update policy with the help of FAQ page by answering the question one by one. They also make sure that WhatsApp and Facebook is still have no access to end to end encrypted messages send to friends and family.