In March 2019, Telegram said it saw a surge of 3 million new users within 24 hours when WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger suffered temporary outages. (Picture: EPA-EFE)In March 2019, Telegram said it saw a surge of 3 million new users within 24 hours when WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger suffered temporary outages. (Picture: EPA-EFE)
In March 2019, Telegram said it saw a surge of 3 million new users within 24 hours when WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger suffered temporary outages. (Picture: EPA-EFE)

How Telegram became a refuge for WeChat users during the coronavirus outbreak

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Topic |   Telegram
In March 2019, Telegram said it saw a surge of 3 million new users within 24 hours when WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger suffered temporary outages. (Picture: EPA-EFE)In March 2019, Telegram said it saw a surge of 3 million new users within 24 hours when WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger suffered temporary outages. (Picture: EPA-EFE)
In March 2019, Telegram said it saw a surge of 3 million new users within 24 hours when WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger suffered temporary outages. (Picture: EPA-EFE)
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