However, Telegram appears to have certainly profited due to this unexpected shift of users from WhatsApp.
Telegram has grown the most downloaded app on Google Play Store as per the most advanced sensor tower report.
Telegram has jumped from the ninth position to the top place on Google Play Store.
It is the fourth most downloaded app on Apple’s App Store. And if we see the overall downloads, Telegram commands the top place here as well.
“Telegram was the several downloaded non-gaming apps worldwide for January 2021 with higher than 63 million installs, 3.8 times its downloads in January 2020. The countries with the highest number of Telegram installs were India at 24 percent, followed by Indonesia at 10 percent. App download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform,” Sensor Tower report stated.
The largest number of downloads were from India at 24 per cent. TikTok enhanced the second most downloaded app despite sustaining a ban in India.
“TikTok was the second most installed non-gaming app worldwide last month with near to 62 million installs. Countries with the highest number of TikTok installs on mobiles were from Douyin in China at 17 percent, followed by the United States at 10 percent. Signal, Facebook, and WhatsApp stood out the top five most installed non-gaming apps worldwide for the month,” the statement stated.
Telegram has now got it more comfortable for users to export their chat from WhatsApp to Telegram.
Describing the feature, Telegram had stated, “Over 100 million new users joined Telegram this January, seeking added privacy and freedom.
But what about the messages/conversations and memories that remain in older apps WhatsApp and some others? Everyone can begin their chat history, including videos and documents to Telegram from apps like WhatsApp, Line, and KakaoTalk. This serves both for private chats and groups.
How you can transfer chats to Telegram from WhatsApp
iOS: Open the Contact Info or Group Info page in WhatsApp, tap Export Chat, then select Telegram in the Share menu.
Android: Open a WhatsApp chat, click > More > Export Chat, then select Telegram in the Share menu.