Telegram dethrones TikTok to develop into most downloaded non-gaming app in January: Sensor Tower
While Telegram was the most downloaded non-gaming app on the Play Store, it ranked fourth on Apple’s App Store. On iOS devices, TikTok is still the most downloaded app in January 2021, followed by the YouTube and video conferencing app Zoom. Overall, TikTok’s downloads were exceeded by a million in the previous month.
The Telegram rose from number 9 in December 2020 to number 1 in January 2021. Of 63 million downloads, 24 percent came from India, followed by 10 percent in Indonesia.
Telegram wasn’t the only messaging app that caught on, however. Signal’s downloads also skyrocketed as it was the second most downloaded app on the Google Play Store and the third largest overall. In the Apple App Store, Signal managed to get into the top 10 as it was number 10 on the list.
In the absence of the short-form video sharing app TikTok, the ‘Made in India’ app Moj managed to reach eighth place in the Play Store’s top 10 list. It has over 100 million downloads on the platform. Despite all the controversy, WhatsApp was on the list and took fifth place overall.