Signal and Telegram gained millions of users from yesterday's Facebook shutdown
Facebook suffered a six-hour global shutdown that swept all of its apps including WhatsApp and Instagram, which has caused Signal and Telegram apps to flourish.
Signal and Telegram, two apps, saw the number of users increase while Facebook was "off".
According to Pavel Durov, the founder of Telegram, the application reached about 70 million new users yesterday.
"The average daily growth in Telegram has exceeded the norm and we have welcomed 70 million people from other platforms in one day," Durov said in a Telegram post.
People did not have access to Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger yesterday. It took about 6 hours for them to be able to talk to friends and family on social media. Facebook issued a statement confirming that the cause of the outage was a change in the configuration of the base routers, which coordinate network traffic between the company's data centers, which had a cascading effect, stopping all services and applications that are connected me Facebook.