Telegram messenger app reaches 100 million active monthly users

Messaging app Telegram hits it big with 100 million active monthly users, 350,000 new sign-ups daily.

@seanridgeley
Published Tue, Feb 23 2016 5:04 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:01 PM CST

Two and a half years-old messaging app Telegram has hit the big time, at least in some parts of the world. As of today, the service boasts over 100 million active monthly users with more than 350,000 new ones signing up daily. As well, 15 billion messages are delivered through it each day. Not too shabby.

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Telegram hasn't gained traction in the west, but word is it's huge in Iran (pop. 78 million), where popular messaging apps are typically blocked by the government. With few options available to Iranians, and even fewer good ones, its domination makes perfect sense. Naturally, users in the country are waiting for the other shoe to drop.

NEWS SOURCE:telegram.org

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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