Social messaging app Telegram announces that its platform reaches 400 million monthly users globally. Understanding the need of the hour, the company has undertaken initiatives to help its users like planning the launch of a secure group video calling feature this year. Additionally, being cognizant of the effects of the COVID 19, Telegram messenger has collaborated with the health ministries and governments of 17 different countries till 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, said the company.
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, it added.