Report Says Telegram Tops The List Of Most Downloaded Apps In The World For January 2021


Ever since WhatsApp got under the scanner over concerns related to its controversial privacy policy, other instant messaging apps like Telegram and Signal have started gaining traction. And now it has come to light that Telegram was the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide in January 2021, with 24 per cent of the total downloads coming from India, followed by Indonesia at 10 per cent.

The data has been released by Sensor Tower and reveals that Telegram is followed by TikTok came and then by Signal and Facebook. WhatsApp has now dropped to the fifth position from third position last month.

The Telegram was the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide for January 2021 with more than 63 million installs, 3.8 times its downloads in January 2020. The countries that have the largest number of TikTok installs came from China at 17 per cent, followed by the United States at 10 per cent, while Signal, Facebook, and WhatsApp rounded out the top five most installed non-gaming apps worldwide for the month.

“Our estimates include downloads for the App Store and Google Play worldwide between January 1, 2021 and January 31, 2021. Apple apps and Google pre-installed apps are excluded. We report unique installs only. Android estimates do not include third-party stores. Figures represent aggregate installs of all app versions, ex: Facebook and Facebook Lite,” states the Sensor Tower report.

After WhatsApp, the sixth position is taken by Instagram followed by Zoom, MX TakaTak, Snapchat, and Facebook Messenger.


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