Telegram Becomes The Most Downloaded App In January

by Shatakshi Gupta

In January, Telegram became the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide. According to the report of Censor Tower, 24% of these downloads have been done in India alone. The messaging app was downloaded 6.3 million times last month (as per the given percentage, around 1.5 crore came to Indian Telegram in January), which is 3.8 times more than the January 2020.  WhatsApp’s new privacy policy is being considered due to the sudden increase in download. WhatsApp has moved from third to fifth position. TikTok is second in the list, followed by Signal and Facebook.

Telegram installed most in India

 In its latest blog post titled ‘Top Apps Worldwide for January 2021 by downloads’, Censor Tower announced that Telegram has become the most downloaded app worldwide in January this year, overtaking TikTok and Signal. India has the highest number of installs with 24% followed by Indonesia with 10% installs.

TikTok became the second most downloaded app

TikTok became the second most downloaded app worldwide in January with 6.2 million downloads. Which was installed 17% in China and 10% in America? TikTok was banned in India after the government’s decision to block several Chinese apps last year.

Telegram was not even in the top-5 in December

According to Censor Tower, TikTok was the most downloaded app in December 2020. During that time Telegram was also not even in the top-5. WhatsApp’s policy controversy pushed users to switch to Telegram in the month of January. After this, WhatsApp slipped from third position in December 2020 to fifth position in January 2021.  Signal and Facebook made it to the third and fourth positions in January 2021 respectively.

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Instagram sixth most downloaded app

Reportedly, Instagram finished sixth on the list of most downloaded non-gaming apps in January 2021. Censor Tower says that it includes downloads from both the App Store and the Google Play Store worldwide from 1 January 2021 to 31 January 2021.