The new king of the hill: Telegram became the most popular app in the world, removing TikTok from the pedestal
Analytical company SensorTower has published statistics on the most popular mobile applications in the world at the end of January 2021.
In the past quarter, Telegram became the leader among non-gaming applications, displacing the “king of the hill” – TikTok from the pedestal of the past. In January, users downloaded and installed Telegram 63 million times, which is 3.8 times more than in January last year.
TikTok is in second place with 62 million installs. Signal, Facebook and WhatsApp rounded out the top five in January. Note that the privacy scandal has had a major impact on WhatsApp results. In December, WhatsApp took third place both in the total standings and in individual ratings for iOS and Android, and in November it was in the lead in the total standings for Android.
Earlier, Telegram already announced that 100 million users joined the messenger in January. Pavel Durov called what is happening “The largest digital migration in the history of mankind.”