Sensor Tower reported that Telegram became the world's most downloaded non-gaming app in January 2021.
During this period, the number of downloads and installations of Telegram reached 63 million. This is almost four times more than in January 2020. Most of the messenger was downloaded in India and Indonesia.
TikTok came in second with 62 milliondownloads. The top 5 also includes Signal, Facebook and WhatsApp. Interestingly, Telegram was the undisputed leader in Google Play. In the App Store, the messenger took only fourth place.
Recall that in January, WhatsApp announced changes to the user agreement related to personal data. After that, many started downloading alternative instant messengers.