Telegram, the mobile messaging app that offers secure communications created by VK.com co-founders Nikolai and Pavel Durov, today announced a new milestone in its traction, which has increased considerably since Facebook acquired rival WhatsApp: The app hit 35 million users, and TechCrunch has clarified with Pavel Durov that that number represents total monthly active users. Daily actives are now in excess of 15 million, and the startup has seen 8 billion messages received on its network over the past 30 days.
That’s a considerable increase in traction from the last time Telegram shared numbers – in October, it had only 100,000 daily actives, but the last time it reported a milestone stat it had seen a huge bumps in downloads on the back of the FB/Whatsapp acquisition news, racking up nearly 5 million downloads in the course of a single day.
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