Telegram has been named one of the top 5 most downloaded apps in the world by Sensor Tower, a digital market analytics company.
The app has over 100 million downloads. It was most often downloaded from the Google Play app store.
TikTok ranked first, Instagram* second, and Facebook* and WhatsApp* shared third and fourth, respectively.
“Of these the top 5 most popular Telegram apps are the only ones that don’t spend billions on marketing to buy downloads,” the founder of the messenger Pavel Durov commented on the results of the study in his official channel.
It was previously reported that the beta version of the Russian online -an app store similar to Google Play, will be launched in May.
*The company Meta, which owns social networks Facebook and Instagram banned in the Russian Federation, as well as the WhatsApp messenger, has been recognized as extremist in Russia.