Telegram hits 500 million active users amid WhatsApp backlash

Telegram is experiencing a surge of new users as many WhatsApp users reconsider their loyalty to the Facebook-owned chat platform.  On Tuesday, Telegram sent users a message saying the service has surpassed 500 million active users, with 25 million new users joining in the past 72 hours alone.  Image: stan schroeder/mashable Telegram CEO and founder Pavel Durov is also known as the founder of Russian social networking site VK, which he left in 2014 after…

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Telegram hits 500 million active users amid WhatsApp backlash

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