Following WhatsApp’s controversial policy update, one of the many alternatives of the popular social messaging app, Telegram gained over 25 million users in the last three days. The info comes straight from the company’s Russia-born founder, Pavel Durov, who shared this announcement on his official Telegram channel.
Following this update, WhatsApp even clarified some of the rumors that are spreading in the market. However, it seems like users are now migrating from the uber-popular app to other alternatives that focus on privacy rather than business from data. One of these alternatives is Telegram which offers similar features and does not share private information with third-party organizations and companies.
So, on Tuesday, Durov said that Telegram has become the “last refuge” for users who want a secure messaging app on their device. This is because “people no longer want to exchange their privacy for free services,” as per Durov.