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Telegram is the most downloaded app in January 2021

Telegram was followed by TikTok on the second spot. It was the second most installed non-gaming app worldwide last month with close to 62 million installs.

The Telegram Messenger LLP app on a smartphone arranged in Hastings on Hudson, New York, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Big tech's decision to ban the Parler app and block former U.S. President Donald Trump is stoking support for alternative social networking sites and apps that bill themselves as promoting free speech and privacy. Photographer: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg
The Telegram Messenger LLP app on a smartphone arranged in Hastings on Hudson, New York, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Big tech's decision to ban the Parler app and block former U.S. President Donald Trump is stoking support for alternative social networking sites and apps that bill themselves as promoting free speech and privacy. Photographer: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg (Bloomberg)

Telegram became the most downloaded non-gaming app in January 2021 surpassing the likes of TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram among others.

As per the latest Sensor Tower report, Telegram became the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide for January 2021 with more than 63 million installs. This number is 3.8 times its downloads in January 2020. The countries with the largest number of Telegram installs were India at 24 percent, followed by Indonesia at 10 percent.

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The app attained the top position in the overall downloads and on the Google Play Store categories moving from ninth position in the previous month, that is, December 2020. The social messenger also entered the list of top 10 most downloaded apps on the App Store, directly gaining the fourth position.

Sensor Tower report for January 2021
Sensor Tower report for January 2021 (Sensor Tower)

Telegram was followed by TikTok on the second spot. It 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. It was the most downloaded app on the App Store and the third most downloaded app on the Play Store.

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Overall, Telegram, TikTok, Signal, Facebook and WhatsApp were the most downloaded non-gaming apps in the world in the past month. As far as the individual app stores are concerned, TikTok, YouTube, Zoom, Telegram and Facebook were the top five most downloaded apps on Apple’s App Store, while Telegram, Signal, TikTok, Mx Taka Tak and Facebook were the top most downloaded apps on the Play Store.

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