Posted 5 октября 2021,, 12:04

Published 5 октября 2021,, 12:04

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

WhatsApp malfunction brought 50 million new users to Telegram

WhatsApp malfunction brought 50 million new users to Telegram

5 октября 2021, 12:04
After the WhatsApp messenger "fell" along with Facebook and its Instagram service, users, including those deprived of the ability to communicate with their relatives, began to hastily switch to Telegram, which is operating normally.

The head of the TGStat analytics service Yuri Kizhikin, within a few hours, the messenger showed an increase of over 50 million new users, RT reports.

At the same time, Telegram servers began to experience difficulties due to the high growth of users, the company said. Calling has been disabled in some regions. The company stated that users may face the problem of downloading chats and receiving notifications.

Note that against the backdrop of a global failure of Facebook services, the owner of Telegram Pavel Durov even launched a poll about "which is better": the collapse that occurred or "the complete termination of Telegram in Russia."

According to Anton Rosenberg, ex-partner of the Durov brothers in work on VKontakte and Telegram, the massive failure in the work of social networks could be associated with an error when updating the router configuration.

"There are several possible options, plus there are unofficial rumors that they updated the configuration of the routers there, dropped everything and cut off access to themselves, and almost to the level when the electronic access system in data centers does not work in order to physically get to the equipment", - quotes the words of the expert RT.

As a reminder, on October 4, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp experienced a global outage. Following these services, TikTok, Google, YouTube and Viber fell in some regions.