After WhatsApp, Telegram becomes one of the most popular apps, and due to were created with user’s privacy and data protection in mind. According to a recent study, Telegram has surpassed one billion downloads worldwide.
Telegram has added several new features to lure new users including group video calls, screen sharing with sound, and an enhanced voice chat. According to Sensor Tower, most of the installs were done by Indian users. Following India, Russia and Indonesia were the two most important markets for Telegram.
In the first half of 2021, Telegram had 214.7 million installs, up 61% year over year from the 133 million recorded in the same time of 2020. It’s worth noting that the number of installs recorded by Sensor Tower does not necessarily reflect the app’s active user base.
Last year, Telegram claimed to have about 500 million monthly active users. According to data from analytics platform App Annie, Telegram will be the seventh most installed application globally in 2020, according to business journal Nikkei Asia. During WhatsApp’s privacy crisis.
Moreover, Telegram also receives a good response from global investors as earlier in March, it secured $150 million funds from Abu Dhabi State Fund Mubadala Investments and Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners.