Telegram surpasses one billion Google Play Store installs


Telegram is the latest app to surpass one billion installs on Google Play following the recent Facebook outage. The sudden increase in downloads has been attributed to major outages at Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram. The social media platform Telegram has enhanced its market presence and gained more users. Due to configuration changes on October 4, all Facebook-owned apps were inaccessible for several hours, prompting many users to switch to Telegram.

One billion downloads

The Telegram app has now surpassed one billion downloads on Google Play, according to the install counter. Android Police was the first to notice it. Previously, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov stated that the app gained more than 70 million new users during the October 4 Facebook outage. “Telegram’s daily growth rate outpaced the standard by orders of magnitude, and we embraced over 70 million refugees from other social media platforms in a single day,” Durov wrote on his Telegram channel.

Largest Internet Market

According to Sensor Tower data, Telegram passed the one billion downloads mark in August. WhatsApp, Messenger, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Spotify, and Netflix were also on the list. According to Sensor Tower data, India has emerged as Telegram’s largest Internet market, accounting for approximately 22 percent of its lifetime installs. Following India, Russia and Indonesia were the two most important markets for the app, accounting for 10% and 8% of total installs, respectively. In the first half of 2021, Telegram had 214.7 million installs. It represents a 61 percent increase over the 133 million reported in the same period last year.

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