Durov highlighted that Telegram has recently turned out to be the "largest refuge" for users who desire a private and secure communications platform.
“People no longer want to exchange their privacy for free services,” Durov wrote on his Telegram channel. Durov, however, did not take any names.
Durov highlighted that Telegram has recently turned out to be the “largest refuge” for users who desire a private and secure communications platform. He also assured Telegram’s new users that the company will take this responsibility (maintaining secure and private communications) very seriously and won’t let its users down.
It is to note that Telegram is being used majorly for private communications and sharing information and thus, is a popular social media platform in many countries including Russia and Iran. The app has also faced backlash and was banned in Russia as the company refused to share any private information with the authorities or handover encryption keys for that matter. However, after two years of attempting to block the app, Russia announced it would lift the ban on Telegram last year.
Brothers Pavel and Nikolai Durov founded Telegram in 2013.