Telegram has become the leader in downloads among mobile applications

Telegram has become the leader in downloads among mobile applications

The well-known company SensorTower analyzed downloads of all applications for January 2021 and published a list of the most popular applications. According to the results, Telegram was the leader. In just a few months, the Telegram app managed to move TikTok and take a leading position. In January of this year, 100 million new users joined Telegram! Pavel Durov called this event "The largest digital migration in the history of mankind."


TikTok was downloaded 63 million times in January 2021, a 3.8x increase over January 2020, according to SensorTower analysis. TikTok came in at No. 2 with 62 million downloads, which is also a pretty good result. Further in the top 5 leaders were: Signal, Facebook and WhatsApp.Top Apps Worldwide for January 2021 by Downloads


It is worth noting that it was the privacy scandal that strongly influenced the results of WhatsApp. Back in December 2020, WhatsApp took 3rd place in all ratings, and in November it took the leading position in the overall rating and in the ratings for Android. The Signal app did not even make it into the top 10 in December 2020, and now it takes an honorable place in the top 5. We remind you that on January 6, 2021, WhatsApp updated its privacy policy, which must be accepted by February 8, 2021 under the threat of losing access to the service. Users did not sit in silence and immediately reacted, having received a lot of negative feedback, the WhatsApp developers decided to postpone the adoption of the new rules by 3 months, to be more precise, until May 15.