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Telegram now becomes the most downloaded app on Google Play Store

Telegram now becomes the most downloaded app on Google Play Store
The Siliconreview
08 Febuary, 2021

WhatsApp’s loss is Telegram’s gain. Ever since WhatsApp has announced its new privacy policy, users have found peace in other messaging apps including Telegram and Signal. Users found the other apps more reliable and safer even before WhatsApp could explain its case. However, Telegram seems to have really benefitted due to this sudden shift of users from WhatsApp.

As per the latest sensor tower report, Telegram has become the most downloaded app on Google Play Store. Telegram has moved from the ninth position to the top spot on Google Play Store. It is the fourth most download app on Apple’s App Store. And if we look at the overall downloads, Telegram claims the top spot here as well.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 with the largest number of Telegram installs were India at 24 percent, followed by Indonesia at 10 percent. Telegram has now made it easier for users to export their chat from WhatsApp to Telegram. Explaining the feature, Telegram had said, over 100 million new users joined Telegram this January, seeking more privacy and freedom.