Telegram has been struggling to capture the market share as whats-app is leading in the world.
Surprisingly “Telegram” gained over 1.5 million new users in Brazil after few hours of locking WhatsApp in their country due to decision of the local court. This news got from its official Twitter account of the company.
The court of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo decided to suspend the operation of WhatsApp for 48 hours due to the failure of U.S. companies to fulfill the previously rendered decision of the court on one criminal case, in which the administration service is required to disclose to the authorities the correspondence of suspects in the crime.
WhatsApp has disabled at midnight on December 17, local time (about 5 a.m. Moscow time). After the appearance of messages about the upcoming lock WhatsApp in Brazil, the people have begun to register in the Telegram. About 10 PM local time the representatives of the messenger reported 500 000 new users. Two hours later their number rose to 1.5 million.
Due to the active growth of connections the largest SMS providers ceased to deliver SMS to Brazil (this way Telegram sends codes to activate the profile).
WhatsApp is the most used messenger in Brazil — the audience is about 93 million people or 93% of the online population of Brazil. The popularity of the service is associated with a large number of low-income people and the most expensive in the world tariff plans.
Source : Reuters