Short video social platform TikTok came in second with 62 million installs
The analytics company SensorTower published statistics on the most popular mobile applications in the world at the end of January 2021. The presence of Telegram surprises on the list above other apps such as TikTok, Signal and WhatsApp.
According to data collected by the analytics company, the Russian messaging application Telegram, became the leader among non-game applications, displacing TikTok from the first position. Last January, users downloaded and installed Telegram 63 million times, which was 3.8 times more than in January 2020.
Short video social platform TikTok came in second with 62 million installs. Signal, Facebook and WhatsApp rounded to the top five on the list in January. Undoubtedly, the WhatsApp privacy scandal had a negative impact on the app, which could have an impact on the application being placed in the fifth position.
A few weeks ago, Telegram announced that at least 100 million users joined the messaging app. The founder, Pavel Durov, declared that app downloads are the largest digital migration in human history.
News Source: SensorTower