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Telegram Messaging App Founded By Russia’s Durov Hits 100 Million Users

The Telegram mobile messaging app — launched by Pavel Durov, owner of Russian amicable network Vkontakte — now has 100 million users, a association pronounced in a matter Tuesday.

The app sees 350,000 new users pointer adult each day and it delivers 15 billion messages daily, a matter said.

Telegram has shown a 60 percent boost in a series of users in a past 9 months. Since May final year, a volume of users grew by 38 million people, a record news website Venturebeat reported.

Telegram’s competitor, a Facebook-owned WhatsApp present messaging service, recently strike 1 billion monthly active users, according to Venturebeat.

Durov pronounced channels for media and bloggers will be a subsequent step for Telegram, a Vedomosti journal reported.

Telegram channels collect a sum of 400 million views a day, according to Durov. Earlier this year, Pope Francis launched a channel on Telegram.

In Russia, Telegram is mostly a theme of central discussion. In Nov final year, State Duma Deputy Alexander Ageyev due that a present messaging use be blocked as he believes Telegram “is actively used for promotion functions by a Islamic State.”

The Islamic State is a militant classification criminialized in Russia.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/560489.html