January 2021: Telegram becomes the most popular application in the world

January 2021: Telegram becomes the most popular application in the world

Analytics firm SensorTower released statistics on the most popular mobile apps in the world at the end of January 2021. And for the past month, Telegram was the most downloaded non-game app in the whole world. in the world, taking the throne of TikTok with more than 63 million installs, 3.8 times more than January last year.

TikTok took second place with 62 million installs. Signal, Facebook and WhatsApp also entered the top 5 in the first month of the new year.


The privacy scandal has had a huge effect on WhatsApp’s rankings. In December of last year WhatsApp ranked 3rd in both overall and individual charts for Android and iOS, and November even took the lead in the Android rankings. On the other hand, in December of last year, Signal was not named in all 3 categories.


Telegram and Signal’s current rankings are clear examples of how users responded to WhatsApp’s new privacy policy implementation. If WhatsApp, after receiving countless negative feedback from users, had to delay the adoption of new policies until May 15, Telegram announced that 100 million users had joined this messaging app. in January. The number was so great that CEO Pavel Durov called what was going on as “the biggest digital exodus in human history”.

According to the: Gizchina, SensorTower


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