Telegram overtakes WhatsApp: The app was the most downloaded in January

Telegram overtakes WhatsApp The app was the most downloaded in January

Telegram overtakes WhatsApp: The app was the most downloaded in January 2021.

Although there are millions of options in thousands of different categories in the mobile app stores, messaging and social networking apps continue to fly above all their competition. In a hyper-connected world like ours, communicating with our contacts is paramount, whether through more traditional messaging or photo and video posts.

So it’s no wonder that Telegram has climbed to number one in the top downloads of the month, according to Sensor Tower data, with much of its competition hovering around the top spots. The tsunami caused by WhatsApp’s new privacy conditions has placed Pavel Durov’s app as the most popular of the month.

Telegram wins and WhatsApp almost drops out of the Top 5

According to Sensor Tower, a market analysis company known for always keeping an eye on the world of digital app stores, Telegram achieved 63 million installations in January 2021. A considerable figure, but even more if we compare it with the same period of 2020.

Telegram overtakes WhatsApp The app was the most downloaded in January
Telegram overtakes WhatsApp The app was the most downloaded in January

With the data in hand, Telegram managed to increase its downloads by 380% compared to the previous month. An avalanche of users largely due to the latest changes in the privacy policy of WhatsApp, which, faced with the stampede, decided to postpone the entry into force until May. However, the user hégira continued, temporarily lifting Signal to the top spots to later drop almost all its weight on Telegram’s shoulders.

Although Telegram has grown almost everywhere in the world, India has been the country where Pavel Durov’s company has capitalized most of its users, with 24% of new arrivals. After India, Indonesia followed with 10%. And following in the wake of the growth of this app of Russian origin has come a Chinese one, with 62 million downloads of a TikTok that continues to snatch market share from Instagram and other video social networks.

After Telegram and TikTok, the chasing trio has been formed by Signal, Facebook, and WhatsApp itself, which has helped Telegram to take first place. As we said at the beginning of the article, there is nothing more popular right now than messaging and social networks. And just take a look at the chasing quintet to see Instagram, Snapchat, or Messenger among them.

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