Telegram becomes the most downloaded app in January, WhatsApp slides to fifth

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Telegram becomes the most downloaded app in January, WhatsApp slides to fifth

Amid WhatsApp privacy row, Telegram has become the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide in January 2021, according to the latest data from Sensor Tower.

The messaging app was downloaded 63 million times last month, 3.8 times its downloads in the same month a year ago.

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The sudden increase in downloads could be attributed to WhatsApp’s privacy policy controversy that sparked outrage among its users and pushed many to switch to Telegram.

While TikTok came in a close second followed by Signal and Facebook, WhatsApp slid to the fifth position from its earlier third place, in January.

TikTok emerged as the second most installed non-gaming app worldwide last month with close to 62 million installs, Sensor Tower said.