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Telegram attracts over 70 mln new users during Facebook's outage

Wednesday 6 October 2021 | 09:48 CET | News
Messaging app Telegram gained over 70 million new users during Facebook's outage on 4 October, CEO Pavel Durov told Reuters. Facebook blamed its 6-hour long outage on faulty configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between its data centres, causing issues that interrupted its communication. The glitch affected 3.5 billion users of services such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.

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