Mammoth Facebook Outage Sends 3 Million Users Piling into Telegram

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov announced that 3 million new users signed up to his encrypted messaging service in just 24 hours. The sudden, massive influx is likely due to the service outages affecting Facebook and WhatsApp on Wednesday. Facebook & WhatsApp Go Offline Facebook, its two messaging apps, and Instagram, its image-hosting app, suffered from their worst ever service outages yesterday. The social media platforms went through 14 hours of disrupted service, and it may have cost them big time – as much as $90 million in revenue. The last time Facebook went down at this scale was in 2008

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