Telegram Crosses 1 Billion Downloads Globally

 Telegram Crosses 1 Billion Downloads Globally, With India as the Largest Market

Telegram Crosses 1 Billion Downloads Globally, With India as the Largest Market

Telegram became significantly popular in India amid concerns over WhatsApp's new policy update, which invited an anti-competitive probe by the Competition Commission of India.

Telegram was built on a platform of privacy and security. However, Telegram also introduced new features features like group video calls, screen sharing with sound, and updated voice chats experience.

The instant messaging app which has been in existence since 2013, competes against WhatsApp and Facebook's Messenger, and has become the latest app to surpass the mark of one billion downloads globally according to data shared by Sensor Tower.

Interestingly, India emerged as the largest Internet market for Telegram, with about 22 percent of its lifetime installs. Meanwhile, Russia and Indonesia were the two key markets for the app following India from where it received 10 percent and eight percent of its total installs, respectively.

By focusing on privacy, the instant messaging app has managed to carve out its own niche in what remains a highly competitive mobile messaging market.

Telegram Tops 1 Billion Downloads 

India emerged as the largest Internet market for Telegram, with about 22 percent of its lifetime installs. Meanwhile, Russia and Indonesia were the two key markets for the app following India from where it received 10 percent and eight percent of its total installs, respectively.

It will interest you to know that one of the key reasons behind the growing success of Telegram in the last few months is the negative sentiment among users towards WhatsApp.

Telegram along with Signal, another instant messaging app built around privacy features, saw explosive growth in 2021 after WhatsApp announced its new privacy policy.

Now, Telegram has joined 14 other apps that reached over one billion global downloads. Other apps include WhatsApp, Messenger, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Spotify, and Netflix.
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