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.