Telegram Marks Over 1-Billion Google Play Store Installs Post Recent Facebook Outage


Telegram has become the latest app to cross 1 billion installs on the Google Play store. This can be attributed to the sudden increase in large number of downloads on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram earlier this month. Telegram, founded by Pavel Durov, is gradually increasing its market presence and gaining more users due to outages from rivals in the space. Due to a change in configuration on October 4, prompting many users to switch to Telegram, all Facebook-owned apps were inaccessible for several hours.

NS Wire The app has now touched 1 billion downloads Google Play, shows the install counter. it was the first spotty by Android Police. Earlier, the CEO of Telegram Pavel Durov said that The app gained over 70 million new users during this period facebook outage on 4 October. “Telegram’s daily growth rate exceeded the norm by an order of magnitude, and we welcomed over 70 million refugees from other platforms in one day,” Durov wrote on his Telegram channel.

In August, Telegram crossed the one billion milestone download Globally, according to Sensor Tower data. Other apps on the list include WhatsApp As well as Messenger, Facebook, instagram, Snapchat, Spotify, And Netflix. Sensor Tower data also revealed that India has emerged as the largest internet market for Telegram, with about 22 per cent of lifetime installs. Russia and Indonesia were the two major markets for the app after India, from where it received 10 per cent and eight per cent of its total installs, respectively. Telegram also saw an increase of 214.7 million installs in the first half of 2021. Sensor Tower said this meant an annual increase of 61 percent from the 133 million reported in the same period of 2020.

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