WhatsApp’s new privacy policy has irked many of their users, and they are leaving in droves for other messaging platforms. The company is facing a massive drop in its user base while simultaneously companies like Signal and Telegram’s downloads are through the roof in the last couple of months. Find out what is Telegram App below.

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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, according to latest data released by app analytics firm Sensor Tower.

The countries with the largest number of Telegram installs were India at 24 percent, followed by Indonesia at 10 percent. The full top 10 ranking of non-gaming apps worldwide by downloads for January 2021 is above. App download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

Top Apps Worldwide for January 2021 by Downloads

TikTok was the second most installed non-gaming app worldwide last month with close to 62 million installs. The countries with the largest number of TikTok installs were from Douyin in China at 17 percent, followed by the United States at 10 percent. Signal, Facebook, and WhatsApp rounded out the top five most installed non-gaming apps worldwide for the month.

Store Intelligence users can see app download estimates for the above apps in addition to historical performance metrics on the Sensor Tower platform. Our estimates include downloads for the App Store and Google Play worldwide between January 1, 2021 and January 31, 2021. Apple apps and Google pre-installed apps are excluded. We report unique installs only. Android estimates do not include third-party stores. Figures represent aggregate installs of all app versions, ex: Facebook and Facebook Lite.

WhatsApp keeps user information under the Automatically Collected Information header and further categorises it into four sub-heads. These are Location Information, Device, and Connection Information, Usage and Log Information, and Cookies. It also holds  information about calls, groups, status, and profile photo too. what is Telegram App

Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging service, that allows users to send multimedia messages and make voice and video calls. It was founded by Nikolai and Pavel Durov in 2013 – founders of Russian social media platform VK.

What is the difference between WhatsApp and Telegram?

Telegram users can send any type of file via Telegram up to 1.5GB. WhatsApp, on the other hand, restricts video, images and document type files. … Telegram, on the other hand, has various bots, file sharing, platform compatibility and privacy, but does not have a video call function and has a smaller user base.

Want to see how the rankings compared to the previous month? Check out the Top Apps Worldwide for December 2020 by Downloads here.


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