Fast Messaging provider Telegram has crossed 500 million lively per month customers. Telegram founder Pavel Durov just lately showed the reality on his private Telegram channel (@Durov). “Within the first week of January, Telegram surpassed 500 million per month lively customers. After that it stored rising: 25 million new customers joined Telegram within the final 72 hours on my own,” shared Durov.
Telegram had at all times been a rising app amongst numerous competition. Its open-source and feature-packed nature has helped the app collect quite a lot of customers through the years because it was once introduced in August 2013. The app just lately won a push with many new customers flocking to it after a brand new WhatsApp privateness coverage brought about chaos within the tech group.
Durov additionally shared the demographics of Telegram’s just lately joined customers. “Those new customers got here from around the globe – 38% from Asia, 27% from Europe, 21% from Latin The usa and eight% from MENA,” he added in his put up.
How will Telegram exchange, now that it has 500 million lively customers?
Durov had discussed in a prior put up, the app’s new monetisation plans for the long run. The plans integrated bringing top rate paid options for trade and gear customers whilst holding all present Telegram options freed from value. The app additionally plans on bringing advertisements to the platform, however just for huge teams and channels, holding personal chats and teams ad-free.
“It’s going to let us stay innovating and continue to grow for many years to return. We can release numerous new options and welcome billions of recent customers. Whilst doing that, we can stay unbiased and keep true to our values, redefining how a tech corporate must function,” discussed Durov within the put up, dated December 23, 2020.
The put up had hinted that Telegram would put in force its monetisation plans because the app touched the 500 million customers mark. Now that it has, it continues to be observed how quickly the top rate options and channel advertisements come to the platform. We must get extra updates at the similar from Telegram quickly.