- Tram Ho
According to market research firm Sensor Tower, the messaging app Telegram recently surpassed 1 billion downloads worldwide. Also in this report, the largest market that accounts for the majority of Telegram users is India with about 22% of installs.
With 220 million installs, India becomes the largest market that accounts for the majority of Telegram’s users. According to TechCrunch, Telegram and WhatsApp are the two most popular messaging applications in the country, followed by other applications such as Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Line or Viber …
“Telegram’s market leader is India, followed by Russia and Indonesia, accounting for about 10% and 8% of installs respectively. The platform has grown strongly in 2021, reaching approximately 214.7 million downloads. in the first half of the year alone, up 61% year-on-year,” the Sensor Tower report said.
Although it has up to 1 billion installs, this does not mean that Telegram has 1 billion regular users. According to reports, the platform has more than 500 million active users at the beginning of this year. Telegram’s strong growth can be attributed to the fact that Facebook’s WhatsApp platform previously had problems related to user privacy.
Telegram is an end-to-end encrypted mobile messaging application created in 2013 by founder Pavel Durov, based in Dubai, UAE. The platform began to emerge after Edward Snowden’s revelations about large-scale surveillance in the United States. With the security and encryption methods that the platform offers, Telegram is currently banned by many governments due to terrorism concerns.
Source : Genk