Users around the world, including South Africans, have flocked to Telegram of course seeking a platform with much greater privacy. Telegram founder Pavel Durov states that the messaging app has seen a tremendous increase in its users since the beginning of January. “This growth is much larger than Telegram saw last year,” said Durov.
WhatsApp is the dominant mobile messaging platform and to stop using it is easier said than done. Even with the great amount of growth in users for Telegram other messaging apps like Signal, WhatsApp still remains dominant in South Africa.
The big question is, Will the delay of introduction ease users and have them flock back to WhatsApp? Or is it now time for a real change in these messaging apps.