Telegram surpasses 1 billion downloads; becomes 15th most downloaded app globally

Iraj AnwarWeb Editor

31st Aug, 2021. 07:47 pm
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The instant messaging application, Telegram has crossed 1 billion downloads in the recent days. According to the sources, the messaging software reached the milestone within 8 years of its launch. Having Whatsapp as its biggest rival, it is indeed an achievement for Telegram to have become one of the most downloaded apps globally, within a decade.

It is believed that at the start of 2021, Telegram had around 500 million downloads, but thanks to the reckless privacy policies set by Whatsapp, people instantly turned to Telegram, pushing its number of downloads to 1 billion. However, it should be noted that the active userbase of the application is less than the number of installs.

The UAE based texting software, has enjoyed some excess attention in the recent quarters, and become the 15th most installed application in the world.

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