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Telegram Gains Over 70 Million New Users During Facebook Outage

Amid an outage that made Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp inaccessible for nearly six hours, messaging app Telegram gained more than 70 million users as people around the world could not use key messaging services during the incident. This is according to Telegram's founder Pavel Durov, who also stated that the daily growth rate of the messaging app shot up during the outage.