WhatsApp Slips in Global Non-Gaming Apps Rank in January; Telegram tops the list

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The rise of such messaging platforms like Telegram and Signal comes after the most widely used messaging app, WhatsApp, has come under heavy criticism for its new privacy policies.

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Annoyed by WhatsApp’s latest privacy policies, millions of users downloaded the Telegram and Signal apps, increasing the overall installs of both apps.

WhatsApp slipped to the fifth position in January, this year compared to the third position in December of last year.

Telegram topped the list of most downloaded non-gaming apps worldwide in January 2021.

The messaging platform saw more than 63 million installs during the month, roughly four times its downloads during the same period last year, according to data from application intelligence firm Sensor. Tower.

India contributed 24% of its total installations, the highest of any country, followed by Indonesia.

Read also | WhatsApp faces first legal challenge in India over privacy

The app was the most downloaded non-game app on Android and ranked fourth in the App Store. Despite this, it topped the total number of downloads of non-gaming apps last month, according to Sensor Tower.

Another messaging platform, Signal was among the top five most installed non-gaming apps for the month.

The rise of such messaging platforms like Telegram and Signal comes after the most widely used messaging app, WhatsApp, has come under heavy criticism for its new privacy policies.

TikTok, which was the most downloaded non-game app in December of last year, slipped to second in January, this year with nearly 62 million installs, according to Sensor Tower estimates.


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