Telegram broke Tiktok’s record in this regard and, according to the Sensor Tower report, in January 2021, the Telegram messaging app was downloaded by almost six and a half million people. This is a 3.8 percent increase over January 2020.
Most downloaded in India
Telegram is the most downloaded application in the Google Play Store, while it is the fourth most downloaded application in the Apple App Store. Telegram was ranked ninth in December 2020. Now it has come in first place. Of the 63 million downloads in January, about 24 percent are from India alone. Indonesia follows. In that country, 10 percent of new users have downloaded Telegram.
The controversial WhatsApp policy has benefited not only Telegram but also the Signal app. Signal is the second most downloaded telegram and has reached the top ten in Apple stores.
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, said the Signal app was more secure, indicating a significant increase in Signal users. WhatsApp is ranked 5th out of the top ten app downloads in India.