The messenger platform, Telegram has announced that it has achieved the milestone of 400 million monthly users globally from 300 million a year ago. State of the art features like folders, cloud storage, and desktop support make Telegram ideal for users, especially during this global emergency.
Understanding the need for the hour the company has undertaken various initiatives to help its users like planning the launch a secure group video calling feature this year ensuring a high level of utility and security.
Additionally, being cognizant of the effects of the COVID 19, Telegram messenger has collaborated with the health ministries and governments of 17 different countries until now under the anti-COVID initiative. In India, it has launched a dedicated verified channel called MyGov Corona Newsdesk in association with the Government of India to share verified and relevant news and updates to the citizens of the country.
On the education front, Telegram supports education for all globally even during a tough worldwide crisis.
Due to ongoing lockdown in several countries, nearly 2 billion students are away from their schools. In a crowdsourcing initiative, the company has announced EUR 400,000 to be distributed among online educational test content creators.
The users can take part using the Quizbot feature to create and publish original educational test on any subject at any difficulty level, and in any language. Post that Telegram will index these quizzes in the searchable directory. Based on the quality and popularity they will announce a winner in multiple stages and will distribute 2 million EUROS among them.
Telegram is aware of the civilization shift that is expected in a post COVID world and is trying to ensure that the new world about to be born is a better place than the one we’re leaving behind. This is a chance for people to use their time in isolation to create a better version of themselves – and a chance for technology to prove its worth for humanity. With such initiatives, the company is doing all it can not only to help contain the pandemic and combat the spread of unverified information – but also find new ways of moving forward”