The Telegram application has achieved one billion downloads globally, according to reports.
Over time, Telegram has become the “second in command” in the field of messaging applications, compared to an indomitable WhatsApp and its roots at a global level. After confirming the five hundred million active users a few months ago, Pável Dúrov’s company has managed to be downloaded a billion times.
According to reports from Sensor Tower, India remains the largest market for Telegram with a 22% presence in the instant messaging sector, followed by Russia (10%) and Indonesia (8%).
In 2021, Telegram experienced accelerated growth of 61% compared to last year, driven by the contradictions of WhatsApp regarding its new conditions of use.
Telegram in the “Billion Club”
With this new milestone, Telegram becomes the fifteenth application to achieve one billion downloads, according to Sensor Tower. Among the most prominent are WhatsApp, Messenger, Facebook, Instagram (all under the management of Mark Zuckerberg’s company), Snapchat, Spotify, and Netflix.
Unlike WhatsApp, Telegram offers several services within the application. Audio rooms, animated backgrounds, multiplatform synchronization, multisession, encryption, destruction of messages, sending of files of up to 2GB within messages, and other elements have caused the platform created in 2013 to become extremely attractive for users, government entities, and groups, of different interest.
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