Telegram & Signal surpasses WhatsApp to become most downloaded app

Telegram & Signal surpasses WhatsApp to become most downloaded app

The signal becomes the most downloaded app, Telegram becomes the most downloaded app, WhatsApp sees a crash in downloads

Telegram and Signal surpasses WhatsApp to become the most Downloaded messaging app worldwide in January 2021.

WhatsApp sees a high crash in downloads due to introducing their new privacy policy for India, people were shifting on Telegram and Signal, as a result, WhatsApp goes from the second position to fifth compared to January 2020 and 2021.

First most downloaded app

Telegram has become the most downloaded non-gaming app for January 2021 with more than 63 million installs (380% more downloads than January 2020).

The countries with the highest number of Telegram downloads were India (at 24%) and Indonesia (at 10%).


Second most downloaded app

TikTok was the second most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide in January 2021 with approximately 62 million installs.

The countries with the highest number of TikTok downloads were China (at 17%) and the United States (at 10%).

Third most downloaded app

Signal has become the third most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide & second messaging app.

Telegram and Signal both seeing the highest downloads in January 2021 and becomes the most downloaded messaging app worldwide due to the new privacy policy which WhatsApp introduced.

Telegram & Signal surpasses WhatsApp to become most downloaded app

App download estimates are from Sensor Tower, and for App Store & Play Store between January 1 2021 to January 31, 2021, worldwide excluding the pre-installed app on App Store and Play Store.


Some FAQs related to Singal, WhatsApp, and Telegram

  • Is Signal better than WhatsApp?

Yes, Singal is much secured than WhatsApp, Signal does not collect any of your data while WhatsApp after its new privacy policy is collecting a lot of its user’s data.

  • Is Telegram Better than WhatsApp?

Yes, Telegram is much secured than WhatsApp, Telegram collects some of your data but not as WhatsApp which are collecting a lot of its user’s data.

  • Is Signal owned by Google or Facebook?

No, Signal messenger is managed by a non-profitable organization, hence it is not sold, and not owned by either Google or Facebook.

  • Is Telegram owned by Facebook?

No, Telegram is not owned by Facebook.

  • Why does Elon Musk use Signal?

Elon Musk uses Signal messenger because Signal is a very secure messaging app, it does not collect or exploit its user’s data.

  • How does Signal app make money?

Signal messenger is a non-profitable organization, hence they are financed by donations and grants.

  • Why People are leaving WhatsApp?

In January 2021 WhatApp made some changes in its Privacy Policy which includes the collection of sensitive user’s data. That’s why people are considering other apps.

People are shifting from WhatsApp to Signal or Telegram and that is why you can see a very hike in the number of downloads of Telegram and Signal.

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