The app had over 500 million monthly active users in the first weeks of January and 25 million new users joined Telegram in the last 72 hours.
Telegram has become an alternative for those seeking a private and secure communications platform. Just after introducing its new policy, WhatsApp has been facing criticism.
WhatsApp is a popular social media platform and has billions of users around the world. However, the new policy let the users reconsider their choice of using platforms.