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  • Telegram gained over 70 million users in one day, according to its founder.
  • The disclosure comes after WhatsApp and other Facebook services were knocked offline this week.

A major outage affected Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on Monday, leaving users unable to use these platforms for several hours. Naturally, users flocked to alternative messaging platforms, and it looks like Telegram was the big winner.

Telegram founder Pavel Durov claimed on his Telegram channel that the Facebook outage resulted in over 70 million people joining the platform in just one day.