Guest blogger, Chris Bonatti, an IECA Consultant Explains What Happened
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October’s 6-hour Facebook outage triggered a mass exodus of users from Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service. The Signal and Telegram secure messaging platforms reported they were struggling to keep pace with the deluge of new users. Telegram’s CEO and founder, Pavel Durov, said that more than 70 million new users joined Telegram in a single day following Facebook’s outage. This daily growth rate exceeded the norm for Telegram by an order of magnitude. This massive deluge of millions of new users led to performance issues as they were all trying to sign up on the messaging platform at the same time.