Telegram tops the mobile app ranking most downloading
Telegram applications for Android and iOS became the most downloaded in the world in January. This is evidenced by data from the analyst company Sensor Tower.
In total, the messenger applications were downloaded more than 63 million times around the world in January, compared to January 2020, this figure has grown 3.8 times. As a result, Telegram topped the overall app rating, ahead of TikTok (about 62 million downloads), and the most downloaded Android apps rating. In iOS apps’ ranking by the number of downloads, the messenger took the 4 places, behind TikTok, YouTube, and Zoom.
Sensor Tower added that 24% of Telegram downloads in January came from India, followed by Indonesia (10%). In addition to Telegram and TikTok, the top 10 most popular apps for both platforms include Signal, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Zoom, MX TakaTak, Snapchat, and Facebook Messenger.
Messaging app @telegram surpassed @tiktok_us as the most downloaded app worldwide for January 2021 with over 63M installs, 3.8x its downloads in January 2020. @signalapp, @Facebook, and @WhatsApp rounded out the top 5: https://t.co/iHnw6j2Qpo #topapps #telegram #tiktok pic.twitter.com/acLDd8TC5q
— Sensor Tower (@SensorTower) February 4, 2021
Currently, lawsuits have been filed against Apple and Google in the United States demanding that Telegram be removed from the App Store and Google Play because the messenger does not fight the distribution of illegal content. So far, the satisfaction of these claims looks unlikely.
In mid-January, it was reported that a consortium of Western investors estimated the Telegram messenger at $ 30 billion and offered to acquire a stake in the company, but the founder of the service, Pavel Durov, rejected this offer.
At the end of December last year, Durov spoke about plans to monetize Telegram, Then emphasized that all existing Telegram services will remain free for users. In addition to them, the company will offer additional functions for business teams and users with advanced needs. Some of these functions will be paid due to their resource intensity. The messenger will also launch its own advertising platform for channels whose owners are already making money from advertisements.