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Telegram is a cloud-based messaging app with a focus on privacy, security and speed. It allows users to synchronize chats across all devices, send documents of any type, encrypt messages and destruct them.


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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)351(+3%)
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Telegram Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Telegram total Funding

$1.7 b

Telegram latest funding size

$850 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

Telegram investors

Telegram's latest funding round in February 2017 was reported to be $850 m. In total, Telegram has raised $1.7 b
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Telegram Operating Metrics

Telegram's Users was reported to be 200 m in Mar, 2018. Telegram's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 400 m in Apr, 2020.
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Countries Covered


Monthly Active Users

400 m

New Users (Per Day)

1.50 m


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Telegram Cybersecurity Score

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Telegram Online and Social Media Presence

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Telegram News and Updates

Telegram hits out at Apple’s app store ‘tax’ in latest EU antitrust complaint

Apple has another antitrust charge on its plate. Messaging app Telegram has joined Spotify in filing a formal complaint against the iOS App Store in Europe — adding its voice to a growing number of developers willing to publicly rail against what they decry as Apple’s app “tax”. A spokesperson for T…

SEC Commissioner Pierce Blasts Regulator’s Action Against Telegram

'Crypto mom' took no prisoners in her fiery rebuke of the SEC's Telegram action.

Telegram to pay SEC fine of $18.5 million and return $1.2 billion to investors as it dissolves TON

Pavel Durov’s grand cryptocurrency dreams for his Telegram messaging service are ending with an $18.5 million civil settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a pledge to return the more than $1.2 billion that investors had put into its TON digital token. The settlement ends a m…

Telegram fined $18.5 million by the SEC and must return $1.2 billion raised in an ICO

On Friday, a judge approved a ruling in favor of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a settlement with Telegram Group Inc. and subsidiary TON Issuer Inc, both British Virgin Islands-based entities. The judgement resolves a longstanding dispute between the SEC and crpytocurrency-based firm Tel…

Telegram and SEC agree to settlement over $1.7B TON blockchain token offering

Messaging startup Telegram Group Inc. is close to settling its case with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over its sale of Gram cryptocurrency for its TON blockchain network in 2018. Under the terms of a proposed settlement, Telegram has agreed to pay a penalty of $18.5 million to the SE…

Telegram pledges to make anti-censorship tools for Iran and China

The encrypted instant messenger Telegram said on Monday it’s ramping up efforts to develop anti-censorship technologies serving users in countries where it is banned or partially blocked, including China and Iran. “Over the course of the last two years, we had to regularly upgrade our ‘unblocking’ t…
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Telegram Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Telegram founded?

    Telegram was founded in 2013.

  • How many employees does Telegram have?

    Telegram has 351 employees.

  • Who are Telegram competitors?

    Competitors of Telegram include WhatsApp, Slack and Viber.